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Service Information
United Methodist Church in Montrose
Saturday, February 23, 2013
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Friday, February 22, 2013
4-8 P.M.

Leroy Arthur Kreitlow, age 73, of Buffalo died surrounded by family and friends on Saturday, February 16, 2013.

He was born on April 10, 1939 in Montrose the son of LeRoy A. “Roy” & Lillian Nelson Kreitlow Sr.

He honorably served his Country in The United States Military.

Leroy was formerly employed as a Bank Teller at Oakley National Bank.

He was a life long member of The United Methodist Church in Montrose. Leroy also belonged for fifty two years to Griswold Masonic Lodge #218 in Dassel where he was a Master Mason. Through the years, he was an active life member of American Legion Post # 270 and served as its’ Finance Officer for fifteen years.

Community service was very important to Leroy. He served for ten years on The Retirement Center of Wright County Board of Directors, Buffalo Hospital/Health Central, Board of Directors for fourteen years, City of Buffalo, HRA Board for seventeen years, Delta Aviation, Inc. Treasurer for twenty years and Kreidler Cemetery Association, Inc., Treasurer for fifteen years.

Survived by special family members: Diane Folkestad; Amanda Folkestad and Joel (Heather) Folkestad and grandbaby: Ashley Folkestad; Kathryn (Kenny) Schultz & family and Laurie (Duane) Poach & family; a step sister: Ann (James) McGraw; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents and stepmother: Edna Padden Kreitlow.

Funeral services for Leroy Kreitlow will be held on Saturday, February 23rd at 11:00 A.M. at The United Methodist Church in Montrose. Reverend Cheryl Goode will officiate. Interment with military rites will follow at Kreidler Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Friday, February 22nd at the church from 4-8 P.M.
Further visitation will be held on Saturday morning, February 23rd on hour prior to services at the church.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Del Haag

    Diane & Family; Sorry but I am out of town and will miss Leroy’s funeral on Saturday. His commitment to “Community & Country” was OUTSTANDING! Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Rest in peace Leroy. Del Haag & Nancy Welch

  2. Glen Ross

    Diane; Be as strong in your faith as we know Leroy was and the Lord will get you through this.

  3. Thomas W. Forness

    So sorry to hear about Leroy’s passing. I am sorry I can not make it up there to pay my respects personally, but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I think back on the best advice Leroy gave me. It was to complete my military education requirements as soon as they were available to me. It served me well and I pass it on to anyone that will listen. His mentorship will be missed.

  4. Dan and Jackie Korbel

    Diane, it is with a sad heart but a happy spirit to hear about Leroy. I am so glad that Jackie and I had a chance to visit with Leroy a few weeks back. To hear him say how ready he was to be with his Father GOD and savior Jesus. He said that the best was yet to come and that this would be symblized by a fork in his hands. As we parted ways that day we talked about making the bed for those yet to pass from this world. Looks like he’s making a lot of beds. I will not beable to make the funeral as Jackie and I are in Florida for at least another week, but rest assured you will be in our prayers as the healing begins.

    WIth lots of Love may God bless all you do.

    Dan and Jackie

  5. Lauri Shumway

    Dear Diane; You have our prayers and deepest sympathy. I know that you were a wonderful caregiver to Leroy to help him through the final chapter of his life. You can know that you will be reunited one day in eternal life… Love, Lauri


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