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Leonard R. St. Onge, Sr.

Visitation:
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Chapel ~ Jacobetti Home for Veterans, 425 Fisher Street, Marquette, MI 49855

Services:
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 4:00 pm
Chapel ~ Jacobetti Home for Veterans
Leonard R. St. Onge, Sr.,
MARQUETTE – Leonard Roland St. Onge, Sr., age 88, of Marquette entered eternal life Sunday morning, November 13, 2011 at the D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans where he had resided since 1998. Len was born May 25, 1923 in Marquette, a son of David J. and Nettie (Berry) St. Onge. Raised in Marquette, Len attended St. John’s Grade School, and was a 1940 graduate of the Graveraet High School. He served in the US Army during World War II with the 48th Fighter Group in England, France, Belgium, and Germany, receiving the Belgian Fourragere and the Distinguished Unit Citation Badge. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Marquette and was employed at the Cliff Dow Chemical Company. In 1959, he moved to Wauwatosa, Wisconsin and was employed as a truck driver with the Rexnord Corporation of Milwaukee for 18 years, retiring in 1986. He moved back to Marquette in 1993. Len was a member of St. Peter Cathedral. Survivors include his son, Leonard R. (Connie) St. Onge, Jr of Marquette; daughters-in-law, Jennifer Starker of Beaver Dam, WI and Judy Carlson of Marquette; his grandchildren, Gregory (Lisa) St. Onge, Joseph (Tina) St. Onge, David (Kris) St. Onge, Brian (Stephanie) Starker, Matthew Starker, and Michelle (Ted) Strong and children; great-grandchildren, Carley and Collin St. Onge, Russell Cunningham and Patrick Hoying, Alexis, Aleah, and Olivia Starker; a brother, Paul St. Onge of Seattle, WA; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Len was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Wilma St. Onge in 1993; sons-in-law, Steve Carlson and Robert Starker; his sister, Mary St. Onge; and brothers, Henry, Edward, and Arthur St. Onge. Friends may call at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans chapel on Tuesday, November 15, from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the chapel at 4:00 pm Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Ryan Ford as celebrant. Burial will be made in Highland Memorial Park, New Berlin, Wisconsin. The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family. Condolences may be expressed online at www.fassbenderfuneralhome.com

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My sympathy to Leonard's Family in your recent loss. I often saw and spoke with him at Jacobetti when I visited my Dad who we lost this past May. Bless him and comfort to you and many thanks to those veterans who fought for our freedom and our Country. - 11.14.2011

From Greg Perttula - Flag as inappropriate

Our deep sympathies and condolences to Leonard's family. We met your father at Jacobetti when Bill's mother Lillian Norkoli was there. They became good friends and he looked after Lillian. Leonard was a nice man and may God bless all of you in this your time of loss. - 11.14.2011

From Bill and Connie Norkoli - Flag as inappropriate

I had the pleasure of meeting Leonard at Jacobetti's. My father, John S. Peterson, had known Leonard and his family for years. We had many nice visits and I was amazed at the wonderful stories Len related about Marquette. Bless him, he was a dear. - 11.15.2011

From Pamela (Peterson) Clark - Flag as inappropriate

Dear St. Onge Family, We wish to express out deepest sympathy for your loss of Leonard. This past summer, we were fortunate to be able visit Leonard along with his brother Paul. He made me laugh with his stories of the passt. You will be in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. - 11.16.2011

From Jon and Carma Manns - Flag as inappropriate

My sympathies to Leonard's family....He was so proud of all of you and spoke of you often. I was Len's social worker for many years at Jacobetti and loved to visit with him and listen to his stories. We always sent students to see him when they needed to talk to a veteran for a school project. Len was always willing to share his time and very interesting history with them. I will miss him. - 11.20.2011

From Melanie Flanigan - Flag as inappropriate

I am very sad to hear of Papa Len's passing. I wish to pass on our sympathy and condolences to the family and friends. I am hoping to reestablish some contact with my cousins. Take Care, Mark Smith Wales, WI - 11.24.2011

From Mark Smith and family - Flag as inappropriate