LeRoy Leo Zenner, 79, Cold Spring
December 27, 1935 - April 17, 2015
LeRoy Leo Zenner, age 79, passed away April 17, 2015, surrounded by his family in Cold Spring.
Friends and family are invited to a memorial mass celebrating the life of LeRoy on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Rockville, MN. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the church. Mass will be officiated by Father Ron Weyrens. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.
LeRoy was born on a farm near Belgrade to Leo and Barbara (Hoheisel) Zenner. He graduated from Belgrade High School and attended the U of M School of Agriculture in St. Paul, graduating in 1955. LeRoy served in the U.S. Army in Germany as a medic for three years. He married Yvonne Santer on May 14, 1960, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Osakis, MN and together shared 54 years of marriage. LeRoy and Yvonne farmed near Belgrade for many years, retired, and moved to Richmond where they lived for 22 years. He was a member of the VFW, volunteered at the food shelf and delivered meals on wheels. LeRoy enjoyed farming, gardening, playing cards, country music, watching the Vikings and Gophers, visiting casinos, and spending time with family and friends. He and Yvonne traveled with their good friends to all 50 states. He loved his family and he loved the holidays, especially Christmas.
Survivors include his wife, Yvonne; children, Deb (John) Ngo, Pam (Harley) Koepp, Allan (friend Cathy) Zenner, Theresa (Doug) Brandenburg, Donna (Keith) Lebrun, Rick Zenner, and Kelly (Tony) Hughes, and 18 grandchildren; sisters, Virginia Meierhofer, Betty (Tony) Waggoner, Florence (Gerald) Shamla, and Mary (Bill) Manns; brothers, Bob (Kathy) Zenner, Dennis (Colleen) Zenner, and Gary Zenner.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughters, Angela and Jacki; sister, Shirley; and brother, Steven.