|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1934|
|Death: ||Jul. 2, 2010|
LeRoy Nouis Sr., 75
July 26, 1934 ~ July 2, 2010
LeRoy Nouis Sr. age 75 of Little Falls, MN passed away Friday, July 2, 2010 at his home in Little Falls, MN.
Mass of Christian Burial for LeRoy will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday (July 9th) at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 P.M. Thursday and Friday from 9:00-11:00 A.M. all at St. Mary's Church in Little Falls. A rosary will be said at 4:30 P. M. Thursday evening at the church followed by parish prayers at 7:00 p.m.
LeRoy L. Nouis was born July 26, 1934 on a small farm west of Bowlus, Minnesota. He was the second youngest of eight children born to Stephen and Mary (Habas) Nouis.
His career included serving as a Merchant Marine aboard the iron ore ship S.S. Sumatra – the flagship of the Thomas Wilson Line sailing the Great Lakes in 1954-1955. He also worked at the Swift meatpacking plant in St. Paul, with C.L. Nelson Road Construction Company, and B.F. Nelson Roofing Company of Minneapolis. Owning his own pop truck, LeRoy re-introduced Dr. Pepper to central Minnesota in 1959.
In the early 1960s he became an employee of the City of Little Falls Water Department where he was an operator and a meter reader throughout the city.
LeRoy was well-known and very proud of his 26 years as Laura Jane Musser's chauffeur and administrative assistant prior to her death in 1989. As Laura Jane's driver he traveled the country and was given the opportunity to meet many famous people, including actors, musicians, and politicians. It was a demanding job, one that he loved.
LeRoy and Beverly purchased the elementary school in Harding in 1991 and after a period of renovation established "Nouis Home Care," a home for disabled veterans. In 1999, the home was sold to Horizon Health, Inc., in Pierz, and today it is known as "Harding Place."
In October 2003, LeRoy became co-founder of Nouis Home Care, Inc., which purchased the former Pine Edge Inn in Little Falls. After a year of renovation the Pine Edge Inn re-opened in November 2004 as Nouis Home at Pine Edge, a 42-bed board and care with special services home for disabled veterans and the homeless.
LeRoy loved farming and for many years produced six semi-truck loads annually of top-grade rye – he said "the best." His sweet corn was pretty good, too. He enjoyed remodeling homes (he remodeled over 20 homes in the Little Falls area), car and snowmobile racing, snow plowing, fishing, politics, and playing cards with his grandchildren.
He served as a member of the Little Falls Police Reserve and for many years he was active in the Little Falls Sno-Dogs snowmobile club. He looked forward to being the flagman that started the numerous races the Sno-Dogs sponsored in the late-1960s and early 1970s. LeRoy was also a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls.
LeRoy credited his 8th Grade teacher, Therese Boros Rodseth, for giving him the confidence that he could do whatever he wanted to do (and he did).
He is survived by his wife of 54 years Beverly (Ginter), their sons Perry (Jean), Randy (Cindy), Allen (Cindy), Scott (LeaAnn), Troy (fiance Laura), LeRoy Jr. (Linda), and daughter Linda (Richard) Carlson of Little Falls, and son Todd (Katie) of Eden Valley. He is also survived by his brothers Jerome (Spring Lake Park), Robert (Pasadena, TX), and Arne (Minneapolis), sisters Genevieve Kloss and Rita Kloss of Royalton, and 14 grandchildren: Chad, Lindsay, Lauren, Meagan, Grady, Tori, Hannah, Gabrielle, Kayla, Sara, Clint, Kyle, Noah, and Taylor. He was preceded in death his son Wayne (July 3, 1976); parents, his brother Damon, sister Delphine (Westlake).
Casket Bearers are Perry Nouis, Randy Nouis, Allen Nouis, Scott Nouis, Todd Nouis, Troy Nouis, LeRoy Nouis, Jr. & Richard Carlson. Honorary Pallbearers are LeRoy's grandchildren.
Emblom Brenny Funeral Service
Stephen Nouis (1894 - 1970)
Mary Habas Nouis (1899 - 1957)
Wayne Roger Nouis (1959 - 1976)*
Damon Albert Nouis (1920 - 1997)*
Genevieve Gertrude Nouis Kloss (1923 - 2014)*
Jerome James Nouis (1926 - 2013)*
Delphine Nouis Westlake (1928 - 2009)*
LeRoy Leonard Nouis (1934 - 2010)
Saint Marys Cemetery
Maintained by: Sheila S
Originally Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Jul 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54699667
Rest in peace great Uncle LeRoy|
Added: Dec. 8, 2012