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James Andrew LEROUX


1935 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
James Andrew LEROUX Obituary
March 29, 1935 – June 9, 2014 Of Hugo Died, Monday, June 9, 2014 from injuries sustained in a car accident. Jim attended West Point Academy and proudly served his country in the United States Army from June 13, 1957-May 31, 1963 when he was honorably discharged. At that time he moved back to Hugo, Minnesota and took over the family farm. He married Jane Elizabeth Walton on November 23, 1962, and together they raised twelve children. Jim was extremely active in his community. He served on the Hugo City Council and was an active board member for the Rice Creek Watershed District, Connexus Energy, Great River Energy, Minnesota Rural Electric Insurance Association, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and German Farmers. He was a member of the American Dairy Association, Mid-American Dairy Association, and Minnesota Dairy Herd Improvement Association. He was preceded in death by his parents, Irene (Proulx) and Joseph Leroux, son, Peter James Leroux; granddaughter, Nicole Chelmo; siblings, Eugene Leroux, Mildred (Gene) Schilz. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 51 years, Jane (Walton) Leroux; children, Kathleen (Dale) Schwanke, Nancy (Tracy) Chelmo, Victoria (Rich) Krivanek, Dianne (Tim) Dietrich, Janie (Dave) Kolbow, James (Katie) Leroux, Elizabeth (Carmelo) Cinqueonce, Angela (Larry) Leibel, Andrew (Kelly) Leroux, Jacob Leroux, Stephanie Leroux (Justin Mihm); 35 grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; sister-in-law, Cecelia Leroux. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 13, 2014 at St. John the Baptist Church, 14383 Forest Blvd. North, Hugo. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake and one hour prior to mass at the church. Interment with full military honors at St. John the Baptist Cemetery. www.mattsonfuneralhome.com
Published in Pioneer Press on June 11, 2014
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