LeRoy Fuerst, age 81, of Sheboygan died Saturday evening October 26, 2013 at St. Nicholas Hospital unexpectedly following a brief illness. LeRoy was born March 29, 1932 in Sheboygan to the late Alban and Angie (Kaveleske) Fuerst. LeRoy attended St. Clement Grade School and then graduated from North High School in 1950. Following graduation LeRoy enlisted in the US Navy for four years and served with the Navy SeaBees. On June 2, 1962 LeRoy was united in marriage to Anne Lumry at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. He worked in Sheboygan at several manufacturing companies (Ametek, Polyfab and American Orthodontics) managing production and maintaining facilities and ended his career at Borden Chemical. LeRoy was a member of Holy Name and served as an usher for many years. In his earlier years LeRoy played semi-professional football with the Sheboygan Red Wings. He enjoyed golfing, hunting. gardening and many Lake Michigan fishing trips with his sons and, later in life, with his good friend Virgil.
Survivors include his loving wife Anne; three sons Steven (Linda) Fuerst of Dubuque, IA, Thomas (Pam) Fuerst of Redwood City, CA, and Daniel Fuerst of Menomonee Falls, WI; four step grandchildren Reece, Rachel, Allison and Zachary Morgan; granddaughter Ellyse Fuerst; two sisters Dolores (Paul) Opichka of Milwaukee, Elizabeth Fuerst of Sheboygan; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents, brother Richard, sister and brother-in-law Patricia (Clarence) Eirich.
Family and friends may call Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church on Thursday from 10 A.M. until the time of Mass. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 noon Thursday at the church with Fr. Matthew J. Widder officiating. Entombment to follow in the Calvary Mausoleum.
A memorial fund has been established for the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School Foundation, Friends of St. Nicholas Hospital, or St. Nicholas Home Health and Hospice.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com.
The Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, Sheboygan is assisting the Fuerst family.
Published in Sheboygan Press on Oct. 29, 2013