LeRoy Stenzel, 76

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 4, 2010

LeRoy B. Stenzel, 76, of New Richland, died Thursday, June 3, 2010, at his home near Matawan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waldorf. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. The Rev. Peter Klein will officiate and burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Waldorf.
LeRoy Stenzel was born Jan. 3, 1934, at home in Dunbar Township, Faribault County, the son of Peter and Helen (Kukuczka) Stenzel. On Nov. 17, 1959, he was united in marriage to Marilyn A. Sailor at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Wells, MN. They resided on a farm in Byron Township where they raised their family and maintained a very happy 50 years of marriage.
LeRoy was a long time farmer, owner of a tiling and excavating business, and owned Matawan Grain and Feed for 36 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Layman’s Retreat League. LeRoy’s faith was a very important part of his life. He enjoyed his family, grandchildren and friends. Hobbies included fishing, playing cards, gardening and spending time outdoors.
LeRoy is survived by one daughter, Barbara (Douglas) Redman of Wells; four sons: Bradley Stenzel, Curtis (Rebecca) Stenzel, Douglas (Amy) Stenzel, Jerome (Diane) Stenzel, all of New Richland; 13 grandchildren: Crystal, Amanda, Eric, Zachary, Luke, Christopher, Hailey, Robert, Clay, Aspyn, Ciara, Ryan and Jessica. He is also survived by his siblings: Stanley Stenzel of Wells; Emil and Lois Stenzel of Wells; Victor Stenzel of Owatonna; Marvin and Joyce Stenzel of Wells; Therese McCue of Delavan; Dennis and Laura Stenzel of Wells; Virginia Deyle of Owatonna; and many nieces, nephews and their families.
LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents: Peter and Helen (Kukuczka) Stenzel; his infant brother, David Stenzel; sister-in-laws: Kathy Stenzel and Dorothy Stenzel.

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