November 1st, 1924 – Thursday, April 29, 2010
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Waverly MN
Wednesday May 5th, 2010
Ernest “Wabby” LeNoir Sr. of Howard Lake, MN, age 85, journeyed to the spirit world on April 29, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Center in Howard Lake.
Born to Peter and Victoria (DuBois) LeNoir on 11-1-24, he was raised in Fort Totten, ND.
He entered the U.S. Army and served 7 years, during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1951.
Ernest married Veronica Boyer on June 4, 1954. They resided in Minneapolis after their marriage
and due to work, they later relocated to Dallas, TX. They then returned to North Dakota and settled in Fargo. To this union three children were born. After the loss of Veronica, his wife, in 1971, he returned to Fort Totten, with his children. He moved to Minneapolis in 1988 to be close to his family, and later moved to Howard Lake.
Ernest lived a long and vicarious life with his children and grandchildren, while he continued to
enjoy retired life.
Ernest is survived by: his 3 children: Diane (Scott) Crockett of Buffalo, MN and their children, Tanya and her daughters Veronica and Haylie, Tammy and her children Melvin Jr., Maurice, Tahleah, and Treyvon, BJ Wilson and his children Malakai and Jayvon, his son Ernest Jr. of Buffalo, MN, and his children Bradley, Cheyanne, Peter, Mitchell, and Dakotah, his baby girl Debbie (Boyce) Baker of Minneapolis, MN, their children Rebecca (Nico) and her children Pedro, Victoria, Gracie, and Juanito, Eric and his daughters Ruby and Chloe, Leland, Dyan and her children Alano, Mateo and Mason, and his Muffinman Sam, and his 2 sister’s Grace (Ralph) Morgan and Lou (Chester) Offerdahl. His special niece Gracie Lambert, Ammunition Specialist, who is stationed in Afghanistan. Also many cousins, nieces and nephews in the Fort Totten, ND, area.
Preceded in death by his mother and father, Victoria and Peter LeNoir, his wife Veronica (Boyer), 8 sisters and 7 brothers.
Casket Bearers are Bob Jacquemart, Lanny Jacquemart, Dean Dauphinais, BJ Wilson, Jeremy Wascek and Samuel Dunn.
Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly, MN. Visitation held Tuesday 4-7 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN and also one hour prior to the Mass at Church.
Interment is at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN
Thank you to the Howard Lake Good Sam. Staff for the great care, and who were a second family to him. Wabby will be missed by many.
The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo is proud to have served the family.