Leonard Van Lith, 90

Leonard H. (“Wimpy”) Van Lith, age 90, of Loretto, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016.

He was born Jan. 10, 1926, in Milbank, SD to Martin, Sr. and Gertrude (Croymans) Van Lith.

Wimpy served in the US Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of the Delano American Legion Post 377, and also a past member of the Loretto Fire Department.

Wimpy enjoyed wood carving, hunting, and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Martin, Cornelius, Frederick, Arthur and Lambert; and sisters Martha Wandersee, Dorothy Adicks, Irene Wandersee, and Gertrude Hanson.

Wimpy is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mickey; son Rick (Ann); grandchildren Katie (Adam) Fernholz, and John (Rachel) Van Lith; great-granddaughters Briella and Lauren Fernholz, and Charlotte Van Lith; and many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Friday, Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto.

There was visitation Thursday, Aug. 4 at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano from 4 to 8 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service; and continued Friday, 10 to 11 a.m. at the church, prior to the Mass. Interment was in the church cemetery with military honors.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home, Delano.

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