DeWayne L. LeBlanc, 72

obit-LeBlanc-DDeWayne J. LeBlanc, a resident of Little Falls, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at the Pierz Villa in Pierz.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Aug. 9, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls with Father Nicholas Landsberger officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery in Little Falls.
DeWayne was born Aug. 10, 1940, in Little Falls, to the late Jake and Hildegard (Hoffman) LeBlanc. He lived in the Little Falls area all his life. DeWayne attended country school through the eighth grade and Little Falls High School through the 10th grade. He was united in marriage to Ellen Kropuenske, June 8, 1963, at Holy Family Church in Belle Prairie. DeWayne worked at Larson Boat Works, drove fuel oil delivery truck for Cenex and Shell Oil. He was employed as a mechanic for several businesses in Little Falls and did maintenance for the Pine Edge Inn. DeWayne was also employed at Anderson’s Custom Processing for 13 years before retiring due to an illness. He was also a special deputy for Morrison County in his younger years. DeWayne enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, riding his four-wheeler and watching the birds. He also loved the travels he made to 12 states and Canada. Visiting with family and friends was also something he truly enjoyed.
DeWayne is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ellen of Little Falls; sons, Terry (Colleen) LeBlanc of Andover, and Tim (Lucinda) LeBlanc of Little Falls; daughter, Pam (Mark) Throener of Swanville; grandchildren, Shane LeBlanc, Stacia Le-Blanc, Nathan (Larissa) LeBlanc, Rachel LeBlanc, Brandon LeBlanc, Tyler LeBlanc, Kayla LeBlanc, Dylan LeBlanc, Mason LeBlanc, Emma LeBlanc, Cally Le-Blanc, Kyle Throener, Kristopher Throener, and Kody (Alicia) Throener; great-grandsons, Hunter LeBlanc, Jake Phillip LeBlanc; sister, Jo Ann (Rich) Goenner of Clear Lake; brothers, Richard (GeGe) LeBlanc, Roger (Rosie) LeBlanc and Mike (Julie) LeBlanc, all of Little Falls; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncle.
DeWayne was preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Hildegard; an infant sister; granddaughter, Amber LeBlanc; and grandparents, Joe and Addie LeBlanc and Frank and Sophie Hoffman.
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