LeRoy I. "Pat" Aldrich, 88
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Aug. 29, 1924 - Nov. 10, 2012
Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Salem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud, MN, for LeRoy Ivan Aldrich, age 88 of St. Cloud, MN who died on Saturday, November 10, 2012. Interment will be at a later date at the Minnesota State Veteran's Cemetery at Little Falls, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church.
Pat was born on August 29, 1924, at Bemidji, MN the son of M.A. and Glen (Sprague) Aldrich. He was inducted into the United States Army on February 17, 1943. He served as a foot soldier in World War II with the 71st Infantry, 44th Division in France. After his Honorable Discharge on January 21, 1946 he returned to Bemidji.
He was married to Frances E. Reisch on February 14, 1946. They lived most of their married life in St. Cloud, MN, where he was a nursing assistant at the VA Medical Center for 30 years, retiring in 1979. In his retirement he enjoyed doing carpentry and various odd jobs.
He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, V.F.W. Post 4847 and Eagles Aerie #622 all of St. Cloud.
He is survived by: one daughter Patsy (Dave) Genz of St. Cloud, one daughter-in-law Linda Aldrich of Savage, MN, seven grandchildren, Missy, Stacey, Jarusha, Kathy, Jarrod, Brad, and Ryan, 12 Great Grandchildren, one brother Wally (Lois) Aldrich of St. Cloud, and his special friend Dori Klimmek of St. Cloud, other relatives and many friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife Frances in June of 2006, one son Rodney in April of 2007, and his brothers and sisters, Myrtle, Marion (Buck), Loretta, Ray, Lil, Gertrude and Vera.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Nov. 11, 2012