LeRoy Wegscheid

May 24, 1942 ~ May 8, 2020 (age 77)


LeRoy John Wegscheid was born on May 24, 1942 to Alois and Clara (Langer) Wegscheid in Bluffton, Minnesota. He attended Perham High School in Perham, Minnesota, graduating with the class of 1960.

On June 10, 1963 LeRoy was united in marriage to Joyce Koplin at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Perham, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with 3 children: Mitch, Shelly and Kim. Together, they made their home in Perham. LeRoy was employed with Hammer Construction, Trites Turkey, and Worked as a Lineman for Lake Region Electrical from 1974 until retiring in 2001. Joyce passed away on August 1, 2002.

LeRoy was united in marriage to Ruth Wokasch-Cole on July 16, 2004 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Otto Township, rural Perham, Minnesota. They made their home in Ottertail, Minnesota.

In October of 2006 LeRoy was the proud recipient of a successful heart transplant. He was fortunate to meet his heart donor family and they have become fast friends. LeRoy gave countless hours of his time to the American Cancer Society through the Relay for Life as a Captain of the St. Lawrence Saints. He was also a Chair for the Survivors Committee for the Leadership Team for the Relay.

LeRoy enjoyed oil painting, going ice fishing, deer hunting and bowling. He loved vintage cars and doing anything out doors- even mowing the lawn. 

On May 8, 2020 LeRoy passed away at 77 years of age at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Preceding LeRoy in death is his first wife: Joyce; parents; and sisters: Virginia and Betty.

Surviving LeRoy is his wife: Ruth; son: Mitch (Peggy) Wegscheid; daughters: Shelly (Dan) Dreyer; and Kim (Mike) Jacques; 4 grandchildren: Staci (Adam Larson) Dreyer; Brady Wegscheid; Eric (Brenna Zepper) Dreyer; and Tasha (James Ruben) Wegscheid; sisters: Evelyn (Nestor) Vorderbruggen; Dorothy (Dave) Adams;  and Donna Wegscheid; brothers: Erv Wegscheid; Dave (Rita) Wegscheid; Tom (Georgette) Wegscheid; and Richard (Brenda) Wegscheid; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

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Family to do burial at a later date

St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery
46404 County Highway 14
Perham, MN 56537

Services will be held at a later date

St. Lawrence Catholic Church ~ Perham
46404 County Highway 14
Perham, MN 56573

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