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November 1st, 1924 – Thursday, April 29, 2010

Service Information
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Waverly MN
Wednesday May 5th, 2010
10:00 A.M.

Visitation Information

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.

9 Guestbook Entries

  1. Ernest LeNoir, Jr.

    Dad; the kids and myself will miss you so much. Your great spirit will live on for ever in our hearts. Holding your hand and being with you until the end was an honor that I will keep with me forever.

  2. Grace Lambert

    I Love All of You and please know Uncle Wabby is now looking down on us, watching us and being there every step of the way whether we know it or not. I LOVE ALL OF YOU and so sorry I could not make it home for the services.

  3. Katie Oberhelman

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. May God be with you during these hard times. Remember the great memories that you had with him. Hugs!

  4. Julie and Jeremy Waschek

    We will miss your mischievous grin, your playful sense of humor and your ability to make us always feel so special. We love you so much Uncle Wabby and we will miss you!

    Jeremy, Julie and Adriana Waschek

  5. Donovan Lambert

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all who knew Uncle and especially his children.

  6. Pete and Dawn LeNoir

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss Uncle Wabby and truly regret that we were never able – in recent years – to get up there and visit with him. He will be in our prayers as will all of you.

    Pete and Dawn

  7. Kathy and Dan Offerdahl

    To Lou, Julie and entire family, our deepest sympathy. May all the wonderful memories comfort you now and always.

  8. Debbie Baker

    Dear Dad,
    You are gone but not forgotten, you are walking hand-in-with the love of your life, Mom. Watch over the grandkids and the great-grand babies as they stumble through life and help give them good direction and strength. You are now one of my guardian angels that I will call upon. Thank you for being a terrific grandfather and as Alano would say, the “greatest grandpa”. You’ll be missed always and forever.

  9. Rebecca Dunn-Bravo

    Grandpa, I just wanted to tell you I would miss you on your journey to see Grandpa and the others. You were the rock and glue for this family. I can’t put into words how much you mean to me. But it would be selfish of me to ask you to stay any longer then you did. I seen the pain and how much you have aged in these last couple of months. Give Grandma and Gramma-Gramma a big hug and kiss from us and I know now you are finally at peace. Good bye until we all meet again my grandpa, I love you.


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