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LeRoy Bontjes

July 16, 1928 — October 16, 2009

LeRoy Bontjes, 81, Breckenridge, MN passed away on Friday, October 16, 2009 at St. Catherine’s Living Center, Wahpeton, ND. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Breckenridge Lutheran Church , Breckenridge , MN with Pastor Mark Manning officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 from 4 pm to 8 pm with a prayer service at 7:30 pm at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge , MN . There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery , Breckenridge , MN .

LeRoy was born on July 16, 1928 near Kent , MN to John and Sarah (Grussing) Bontjes. He attended school at country school district # 65 north of Breckenridge. After his schooling he worked on various farms in the area and also bailed hay for his father. He entered the US Air Force on November 21, 1950 and was discharged in 1952.

LeRoy married Darlene Beyer and they made their home in Breckenridge and also the Benson, MN area. In 1969, he was united in marriage to Darlene Rudie and they made their home in Breckenridge. LeRoy drove truck for many area companies including: Kost Brothers, Alfred Krause, and SunOpta.

LeRoy enjoyed fishing, mostly ice fishing, hunting and camping. He also very much enjoyed cruising and an occasional trip to the casino.

LeRoy is survived by: his wife, Darlene Bontjes, Breckenridge, MN; his children: John (Judy) Bontjes, Wahpeton, ND; Sheila Dudden and her friend Mike, Fargo, ND; Cindi (Darrin) Myogeto, Pelican Rapids, MN; Lisa (Richard) Rossum, Ashby, MN; Jim (Wanda) Bontjes, Englewood, FL; Joe (Mary) Bontjes, Randall, MN; Bruce Bontjes, Breckenridge, MN; Pauline (Bob) Maier, Joliet, IL; Brian Rudie, Staples, MN; Nancy Wiebe and her friend Steve, Glenwood, MN; his 32 grandchildren; his 11 great-grandchildren; his two brothers: Edwin Bontjes, Breckenridge, MN and Henry Bontjes, Breckenridge, MN; his two sisters: Gladys Forschen, Bottineau, ND; Florence Hanson, Doran, MN. His mother-in-law: Verna Hurd, Minneota, MN.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, John and Sarah Bontjes; his brothers: Harold, George, Clarence, and Andy Bontjes; his sisters: Rena Math, Hilda Ernst, Jennie Sievert.

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