Leon R. Vieau, 82

Leon R. Vieau, age 82, of Delano, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019.

He was born Feb. 5, 1936, in Waverly, to Raymond and Margaret (Dalbec) Vieau.

Leon was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many.

He was employed for 29 years at Minneapolis Moline as a national sales manager. Upon retiring from that career, he went on to purchasing and operating the Delano NAPA.

Leon was an avid antique collector, especially anything Minneapolis Moline. He loved to travel the world with his wife, Rosetta. He also loved to spend time at his second home in Fort Mohave, AZ.

He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano, and the Knights of Columbus.

Leon was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Margaret Vieau; sisters Marilyn Winterhalter and Jean Oeffling; and brother-in-law Jim Oeffling.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rosetta (Buetow); children John (Mindy) Vieau, Marty Vieau and Linda Cahoe, Rodger (Chris) Vieau, Karen (Scott) Beaupre, Nancy (Brent) Vergin, and Barb (Kevin) Whelan; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; siblings Jane (Jerry) Lyrek, Lil (Roger) Georges, and Loren (Cec) Vieau; and brother-in-law Harold Winterhalter.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano. Interment was in the Calvary Cemetery in Delano.

There was visitation Monday, Jan. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. in Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church, continuing Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the Mass.

Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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