LeRoy McQuillen

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Manchester - LeRoy M. McQuillen, 78, of Manchester, died in presence of his family, June 22, at Regional Medical Center in Manchester. He was born June 8, 1931, at Epworth, the son of Clarence and Isabelle (Konzen) McQuillen. LeRoy attended Catholic School in Manchester and graduated from the Dundee High School in 1949. He then served honorably in the United States Army from July 1953 until June of 1955.
On Sept. 22, 1952, LeRoy was united in marriage to Beverly Harbaugh at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Manchester. Four daughters were born to this union. In 1968 they purchased a farm west of Masonville which they farmed until they retired in 1997 and moved to Manchester.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly McQuillen of Manchester; four daughters, Sherry (Larry) Millang of Dike, Margo (Mike) Zitelman of Arlington, Carla (Terry) Franck of Winthrop, and Brenda (Kevin) Streicher of Lamont; his brother, John (Catherine) McQuillen of Marion; and a sister, Doris (Elmer) Manson of Manchester; 12 grandchildren, Andrea Millang, Betsy and Tyler Gillis, Adam Millang, Matt and Tracy Zitelman, Marcia Zitelman, Marie and Mark Bockenstedt, Michele Zitelman, Tyler and Danielle Franck, Colleen Franck (fiancé Kyle Bentley), Trevor Franck, Kyle Streicher, and Blake Streicher; one great-grandson, Hunter Lee Franck; and two great-grandchildren on the way.
LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Don and Jerry McQuillen; and a sister, Mary Jane Paris. Online condolences may be sent to leonard-mullerfh.com.
Mass of Resurrection was held June 24 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Manchester. Celebrant was Rev. John Flaherty. Interment with Military Rites took place at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery Manchester. Casket bearers were Matthew Zitelman, Tyler Franck, Adam Millang, Trevor Franck, Kyle Streicher, Blake Streicher. Honorary bearers were Andrea Millang, Betsy Gillis, Marcia Zitelman, Marie Bockenstedt, Colleen Franck, Michele Zitelman, Tracy Zitelman, Danielle Franck, Tyler Gillis, Mark Bockenstedt and Kyle Bentley. Lector was Jane Dzaboff, Godchild. Music was by Kathy Werner, Darrell Lendt and Kathy Greve. Gift Bearers were Matthew McQuillen and Kevin McQuillen, Godchildren.
Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers were Ted Bush and Dick Clemens.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal on June 26, 2009