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September 29th, 1926 – Sunday, August 24, 2008

Service Information
The Catholic Church of St. Mary in Waver
Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Visitation Information

Leo Frank Socher, age 81, of Montrose died early Sunday morning, August 24, 2008 at The Elim Home in Watertown.

He was born on September 29, 1926 in Delano the son of Gehrman & Cecelia Motzko Socher.

Leo honorably served his Country in The United States Military in occupied Japan.

On December 27, 1954, Leo Socher & Merrilla Kalstrom were joined in holy marriage at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Minneapolis by Father Cowley.

Leo was employed for many years as a monument setter by Delano Granite Company. At age 56, he started working for his friend Tom O’Connell. Leo, according to his family’s reckoning, never missed a day of work!

He belonged to the Church of St. Mary in Waverly.

Leo enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survived by his wife: Merrilla Socher; children: Dan (Tammy) Socher of Waverly, Debra (Jack) Wambeke of Maple Lake and Carrie (Tim) Solien of Montrose; grandchildren: Christie Van Orden, Shane Lobitz, Amber & Devin Socher and Hayden Solien; 3 great grandchildren: Mason & Ella Van Orden and Autumn Van Orden; sisters: Eileen Kolstad of Lyndale and Leona Yantes of Watertown; a sister-in-law: Gladys Socher of Watertown; godchildren: Roxanne Danielson, Jamie Frank, Iris Janicula, Steve & David Socher; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by a daughter: Mary Socher, his parents: Gehrman & Cecelia Socher, brothers: Ambrose, Aloys, Alex and Clarence, sisters: Lucille Kusha, Cecelia Florek and Dorothy Dusa.

A Memorial Service for Leo Socher was held on Tuesday, August 26th at 10:00 A.M. at The Church of St. Mary in Waverly. Father Timothy Cloutier officiated and interment followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

A time of gathering was held at the church on Tuesday morning, August 26th one hour prior to Mass.

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