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August 21,1940 – October 26, 2022

Dr. Leonard Frank Parsons, age 82, of St. Michael passed away on Wednesday, October 26,2022 at Park View Care Center in Buffalo.

He was born on August 21,1940 in Minneapolis the son of Frank & Eleanor (Gustafson) Parsons.

Leonard honorably served his Country in The United States Navy as a medical corpsman in Viet Nam.  He practiced medicine at his clinic in Minnetonka while instructing medical students at the University of Minnesota.

His favorite past time was fishing, fishing and more fishing.

On November 27, 1965, Leonard F. Parsons and Alice M. Rengel were joined in holy matrimony at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Willmar.   God blessed their marriage with two children.

Survived by loving wife of fifty-seven years: Alice M. Parsons; son: Eric (Emily) Parsons and children Katelyn, Dylan and Maya Parsons; daughter: Lisa (Chris) Zwart and daughter Ella Zwart; sisters: Linda Sjurseth and Kathy (Tom) Kammerer and many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his father Frank Parsons and mother Eleanor Parsons Fratzke, brothers Ken, Jim and Bill Parsons and by a sister Pat Forphal.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Dr. Leonard Parsons will be held on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael.

Inurnment St. Michael Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 2nd one hour prior to Mass AT THE CHURCH.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred and a donation will be made to the American Cancer Society.


6 Guestbook Entries

  1. Anna and Gary Born

    Your family has our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Lenny will truly be missed 😢 by many. Hugs and ❤️ love for your family.

  2. Rick klinger

    The Texans are so sorry for your loss , our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . Take care. Rick , KC and Mak .

  3. Rod Pederson


    It was with sadness and sincere regret that I learned of Lenard’s passing. I know that you loved him and that your family has experienced a great loss. I hope that the kind thoughts and prayers of your many friends will make your grief a little easier to bear. May The Lord be with in your time of sorrow, may He comfort you and provide you with added strength to cope with your loss.

  4. Rita Varner-Otness

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of you dad. I know how difficult that is. Lifting you in prayer for peace and comfort as we rejoice as he is now in heaven. Someone once said to me, he hasn’t left home, he’s gone home.

  5. Laura (Barta) Lindquist

    So sorry Lisa to hear of your dad’s passing. Rita is right, “He hasn’t left home, he’s gone home.” The loss of a father is so incredibly heart wrenching. May you take comfort in your memories of him.

  6. Curt

    Please accept my sincere sympathy with your loss of
    Your husband, father. Brother. He was a one of a kind person. His practice of medicine came truly from his heart. I had the honor of caring for his patients as a nurse at Methodist Hospital. He was a great physician and teacher. May God comfort all of you as you grieve. He lives in each of your hearts. God bless and keep you all safe in his mighty arms.


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