December 24, 1936 - December 4, 2016

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph for Leonard G. Faughn, age 79, of St. Cloud (previously of South Saint Paul), he was called Home on December 4, 2016. Leonard passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in St. Cloud. Reverend Jerome Tupa, OSB will officiate. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery with full military honors.

Family and friends may call one hour prior to services on Friday at the Heritage Hall at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. Arrangements are with the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph.

Leonard was born on December 24, 1936, to William and Harriet (Armstrong) Faughn, in Fort Snelling, Minnesota. Leonard served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He then served in the US Army reserves until 1987. On May 25, 1957, he married Jeanette Eleanor Kuebelbeck at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Saint Joseph. Leonard and Jeanette (Jenny) had nine children - eight girls and one boy. Leonard attended Dakota County Technical College and graduated with a degree in Business Management.

Upon retiring, Leonard enjoyed fishing, bonfires, playing board games, bingo and spending time with family - especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette; daughters, Kathy (Donald) Miller of Onalaska ,WI, Patty (Steve) Maternowski of Eagan, Cindy (Tom) Summerson of Omak, WA, Jane (Jim) Montag of Winter, WI, Susie Faughn of Minnesota, Mary (Mark) Grover of St. Croix Falls, WI, Heidi (Nick) Studer of St. Joseph; son, Jeremy Faughn of Twin Cities; 14 grandchildren; Sadie (Brad) Zebell, Stacy Maternowski, Kari and Jack Miklya, Jeanette, Cecilia and James, Shawn (Becky) Grover, Kaly Grover, Kloe Gossman, Zachary Faughn, Lucy Kelly, Abby Kelly and Jedd Faughn; six great-grandchildren; Ariana, Madison, Makena, Penelope, Simon and Louis; sister, Julia (Michael) Conger; twin brother, Lyle; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Dad will be greeted in Heaven by his daughter, Bonnie Sue Faughn; his parents; and four brothers; William Jr. “Skip”, John, Larry and Donald.

We would like to extend a special "thank you" to the St. Cloud VAMC. The staff treated him with respect and maintained his dignity, with caring hands and loving hearts, until the very end.