LeRoy Brau

LeRoy BrauLeRoy Brau, age 66 of Redwood Falls, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Seasons Hospice House surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 7 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church.  Visitation is 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Rosary.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.  Burial is in St. Catherine’s Catholic Cemetery.  Memorials are preferred to the Minneapolis VA Oncology Department or Relay for Life.  Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com.  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.

LeRoy Brau was born February 28, 1950 in Redwood Falls, Minnesota to Raymond and Marina (Frericks) Brau.  He was raised by Lucan where he went to Our Lady of Victory School.  LeRoy was baptized and confirmed there.  He went through the 8th grade there and then to Milroy High School where he graduated in 1968.  LeRoy enlisted in the Air Force in 1969 and did basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas.  He was an aircraft mechanic crew chief on the C130.  LeRoy’s 4 years of duty included California (Travis AFB), Texas (Dyess AFB), England, Philippines, and Vietnam.  In 1969 he married Rosemary Schmidt in Whichita Falls, Texas (Sheppard AFB) and was honorably discharged in 1973.  After the service, the couple made their home by Milroy and then later moved to New Ulm where LeRoy worked for Singer Sewing Machine Company selling and repairing the machines.  In 1975, they moved to Redwood Falls where LeRoy worked for Schult Homes for 37 years where he was assistant purchasing manager.  LeRoy belonged to St. Catherine’s Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and also a money counter.  He was a life-long member of the VFW.  LeRoy was a carpenter and handyman.  He loved to fish and hunt in his earlier years, and later in life he enjoyed spending time at the lake and traveling.  LeRoy loved spending time with his family and friends especially his grandkids and going to their activities.

LeRoy is survived by his wife Rosy of 47 years; children: Brian (Mona) Brau of St. Louis, MO, Stacey (Jason) Hennen of Dell Rapids, SD, Stefanie (John) Hurst of Lakeville, and Sara (Ben) Wobker of Kirkland, WA; grandchildren: Jack and Meera Brau, Ty and Kaylee Hennen, Sophie, Blake, and Brock Hurst, and Trajen Wobker; siblings: Darlene (Vince) LeGare, MaryAnn (Delmar) Portner, and Dale (Net) Brau; sister-in-law Judy Brau; and many nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Larry.

Comments

  1. Thoughts and Prayers to Aunt Rosy and the whole family. Leroy was such a fun loving uncle and we have many stories and memories that will live in our hearts forever.

    With all our love, Jim, Karen, Gretchen, Carter, and Mitchell

  2. Cathy Morris says:

    Rosy, thoughts and prayers to you and your family

  3. Mona Isaacs says:

    I am so sad for you and your family Rosy. I am thinking of you and your beautiful family. Mona

  4. Walsh Family says:

    Stef & family ~ we’re so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet dad & grandpa. You’re in our thoughts and prayers today…and in the days ahead.

  5. Karen Christensen says:

    My thoughts & prayers are with you Rosie. So sorry.

  6. Geri Theis says:

    Thoughts and prayers to your family. Leroy was good man. He knew how to bring a smile to my face. He will missed.

  7. Renee James says:

    Thinking of all of you! LeRoy always was happy to see me and gave the best hugs.

  8. Roger & Pat Buboltz says:

    Sorry to read this. It’s hard to see loved ones suffer but so hard to let go. You all are in our prayers.

  9. Kim Anderson says:

    One of my favorite uncles!! Sorry for your loss Rosy, Brian, Stacey, Stef and Sara. Love and prayers to you all. Love, Ken, Kim, Alec, Abby, and Andy.

  10. Al & Deb Frericks says:

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    Thinking of you and your family at this time and you are in our prayers.

  11. Sue Fredricks Kyllo says:

    Rosy and family, my deepest condolences to you all. LeRoy was a fantastic cousin and will be missed.

  12. Mona Bahl-Brau says:

    The warmest father-in-law a girl could ask for. I’ll miss your straight-shooter approach to life and your true bear-hugs.
    Your grandkids were enamored of you, but then so many were. You’ll be sorely missed, Dad, and Earth will seem a touch less bright without you here.

  13. Dick and Joyce Neyers says:

    Our sympathy and prayers to the Brau family.

  14. Doug and Susie Roiger says:

    Rosie and Family, Sending Sympathy and Prayers to all of you at this difficult time.

  15. Jeni (Ommodt) Rudenick says:

    I am so, so sorry for your loss. I worked with Leroy for a while at Schult and I can still hear his laugh. May the memories you have of him stay close to your heart.

  16. Craig Brooks says:

    I was saddened to get the news of LeRoy’s death. He was so much more than a business associate, he was my friend. I have a heavy heart today…..gone way too soon. Rest in Peace my friend.

  17. LeAnn & Lowell Peterson says:

    Rose and family, we were saddened to hear of LeRoys passing. Sending prayers for you all for comfort and peace in the coming days.

  18. Gary Nauman says:

    I always looked forward to calling on LeRoy. You will be missed by everyone who knew you. When I came into his office and he saw that I was sick; who took me to the Clinic? LeRoy. When I was in a bad car accident; who was the first person to check on me? LeRoy. I will forever keep you in my memory. Prayers to his family.

  19. Gwen Beauzay says:

    Rosy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Louie and Gwen Beauzay

  20. Gary and Pat Gillin says:

    Rosie and Family..
    Pat and I are so sorry for your loss. LeRoy was a great guy and will be missed by many. We remember his smile and determination to win at our monthly card club get together. Cherish the memories and rejoice in his life.

  21. Joni and Mike Baune says:

    Rosy, you and your family have our sincere sympathy for your loss. Keeping you all in thought and prayer.

  22. Lori and Mark Jacoby says:

    Sending our prayers to your family, Rosy! Mark and I will so miss working with him counting money at church! He always had stories to share and we loved hearing them! Sending our love, Lori and Mark Jacoby

  23. Rod Miller says:

    Rosy and family,
    LeRoy will always be a fond memory for me. He was what I consider a good friend with a contagious smile and laugh. Glad I got to know this guy in the past 11 years. A special person. Praying God wraps his arms of love around you in this time.
    Rod Miller

  24. Mary K. Hagert says:

    I was saddened to hear of Leroy’s passing. I have very fond memories of working with Leroy. He touched the lives of many people. He will be missed. May God be with you at this sad time
    Mary Hagert

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