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Leo Joseph PELZER

Age 93 of St. Paul Loving Husband, Dad, Grandpa Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on December 8, 2012. A lifelong Minnesotan, Leo was born on the Pelzer family farm in Pearl Lake, MN on April 26, 1919. Leo was the youngest of 13 children of Anton and Katherine Pelzer. He grew up a farmer until he left to serve in the U.S Army during World War II where he worked with the state of the art teletype communications equipment. Leo married his beautiful dancing partner, Ilet Shern, and they celebrated their 59th Anniversary on June 30, 2012. Leo and Ilet moved to St. Paul and built a home where they raised their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Leo was a skilled handy man who could fix anything. He was always proud of his craftsmanship, tools and ingenuity. One of his greatest treasures was spending time with his family. He worked at Quality Park Envelope Company for many years and, at age 70, he started a second career at Accessible Space where he worked for 16 more years, retiring at age 86. He never grew tired of trying to learn how things work ,including recently learning to use a cell phone in just 2 days. Leo had great life stories, silly jokes and enjoyed talking to anyone that would listen to the wisdom he gained after a long life. He is survived by his wife, Ilet; son, Wayne (Lissa) & their children: Chantelle and Kyle; son, Allan (Mary) & their children: Sydney, Mason & Alexxis; son, Joel; daughter, La Rene Laramy & her daughter, Shawn (John) Hebert; great grandchildren, Nixon and Holland. He is preceded in death by parents; his 12 siblings; and by his daughter, Annette Friedley, who is survived by husband, Tarell & their son, Evan. He will be deeply missed by his family. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM Saturday, December 15 at THE CHURCH OF ST. JEROME, 380 E. Roselawn Ave., Maplewood. Interment private. Visitation from 9-10 AM Saturday at the church. MUELLER-BIES 651-487-2550


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Mueller-Bies Funeral Home - Roseville Chapel
2130 Dale Street North Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 487-2550

Published in Pioneer Press from Dec. 12 to Dec. 14, 2012
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