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Leo A. Bokusky, 62

Leo A. Bokusky, age 62, of Wheaton, formerly of Delano, died Thursday, Mar. 4, 2010, at his home.

He was born Sept. 22, 1947, to Jacob “Jake” and Margaret (Pillatzke) Bokusky in Watertown.

Leo served in the Army during the Vietnam War, seeing duty in Okinawa.

Over the years, Leo worked for the Delano Granite Works, St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano, Oildyne, and Washington Scientific.

He loved to fish and spend time in the outdoors.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob “Jake” and Margaret Bokusky; brothers-in-law Donald Kowalke, and George “Shorty” Karels Sr.; and a niece, Joann Kowalke.

He is survived by his siblings and spouses, Mary Kowalke, Laura Karels, Helen (Leo) Neaton, Edward and Gerri Bokusky, Louie Bokusky, and Joseph and Diane Bokusky.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, March 9 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano with the Rev. Timothy Cloutier officiating. Interment was in the Calvary Cemetery in Delano.

Casket bearers were Jeremy Bokusky, James Bokusky, Patrick Kowalke, Bruce Karels, Tom Karels, and Bethany Karels.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.