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LeRoy Henrichs

March 2, 1933 — January 14, 2015

LeRoy Leonard Henrichs, age 81 of Goodhue, died peacefully at home on Wednesday morning, January 14, 2015. LeRoy was born on March 2, 1933 in Chester Township, MN, the son of Henry and Pauline (Klindworth) Henrichs. He served with the US Army and National Guard until his honorable discharge in 1961. He married Ardis Hoeft on June 3, 1967 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Mazeppa. LeRoy was employed as a gas truck driver with Midland from 1958-1970, and worked as janitor and boiler operator with Goodhue Public School from 1969-1990. In 1993, he was employed as a milk tester with DHIA until his retirement in 1999. LeRoy was a longtime, active member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Goodhue. He served with the Goodhue Volunteer Fire Department, retiring after 21 years. He also received his G.E.D. in 1984. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and playing cards with his loyal card group of 45 years. He also enjoyed reading, in particular personal stories about Minnesota history. He will be greatly missed, but remembered most for his love of family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lloyd; and infant sister, Lyrene. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ardis; son, Chad (Lori) of Mazeppa; daughter, Ellie of Red Wing; brother-in-law, Arvin Hoeft of Zumbrota; sister-in-law, Beverly (Reynold) Zimmerman of Red Wing; niece, Darla and nephew, Tom.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, Jan. 18 from 2-5 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Goodhue. Funeral service will be on Monday, Jan. 19 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation from 10-11 a.m., at St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Officiating will be Pastor Randall Kuznicki. Interment will be at Bear Valley Cemetery in Chester Township. Memorials are preferred to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Mayo Hospice, and Goodhue Area Historical Society. Active pallbearers will be Dennis Klindworth, Jim Schreader, Eugene Diercks, Virgil Hinrichs, Roger "Rudy" Hinrichs, and Howard Hinrichs. Honorary pallbearers will be the Goodhue Volunteer Fire Department.

Funeral Home: Lundberg Funeral Home 5839 Hwy 19 Blvd Cannon Falls, MN US 55009

Previous Events

Visitation
Sunday, January 18, 2015
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
St. Peter's Lutheran Church

702 - 3rd Ave.
Goodhue, MN 55027

Service
Monday, January 19, 2015
11:00 AM
St. Peter's Lutheran Church

702 - 3rd Ave.
Goodhue, MN 55027

with visitation at church from 10-11 am

Graveside Service
Monday, January 19, 2015
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Bear Valley Cemetery

County 3
Chester Township, MN


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