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LeRoy ‘Lee’ Eckelberry, 77

LeRoy Edward “Lee” Eckelberry, age 77, of Waconia, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice House in Chaska.

He was born March 28, 1935, in Waverly, the son of Elmer and Luella Gritz Eckelberry.

LeRoy graduated from Buffalo High School in 1953.

He lived in Colorado Springs for 36 years, and returned to this area in February of 2006.

Lee enjoyed reading, fishing, and camping in the mountains. He was also a good cook.

He is survived by his sisters, Carol (Ray) Bayerl of Lester Prairie, and Connie Krause of Howard Lake; a brother, Bruce Eckelberry of Pease; 16 nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Lou Eckelberry, sister-in-law Darlene Eckelberry; and brother-in-law David Krause.

Private graveside service took place Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. at Kreidler Cemetery in rural Montrose.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.