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Ascension Lutheran Church
Thursday February 18th, 2016
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LeRoy Charles Everhard

Memorial services for LeRoy Charles Everhard, age 78, of Albert Lea will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Ascension Lutheran Church.  Rev. Mark Boorsma will officiate.  Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the church.  Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com

LeRoy died peacefully Sunday, February 14, 2016 at his home.

LeRoy C. Everhard was born November 11, 1937 in rural Iowa, the son of Edward and Helen (Zinnel) Everhard.  He grew up in various places in Iowa having moved multiple times, attending various schools through the 8th grade.  LeRoy was united in marriage to JoAnn Robinson on August 30, 1958 at Grant Lutheran Church in Thompson, Iowa.  He later received his G.E.D.  He was a plant foreman and worked maintenance at Farmstead and Streaters.  LeRoy enjoyed visiting with friends and family especially with coffee groups at McDonald’s and lunchtime at SEMCAC.  He was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church where he enjoyed serving as a greeter.  Thank you to everyone!

Survivors include daughter, Barbara (John) Osness of Bloomington; son, Dennis (Lynda) Everhard of Albert Lea; grandson, David (Lauren) Everhard of Owatonna; granddaughters, Erin Everhard of Rochester and Nicole and Ashley Osness of Bloomington; great-granddaughter, Reagen Everhard of Owatonna; brother, Leo Everhard of Waverly, Iowa; brothers-in-law, Merle (Marge) Robinson, Lee (Cathy) Robinson, and Palmer Olson; and many nieces and nephews.

LeRoy was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn in 2011; parents; mother and father-in-law; three brothers, Ray, Harvey, and Junior Everhard; and sisters-in-law.

Blessed be his memory.

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We don't receive the paper so we had no idea. We met LeRoy at basketball games. We always enjoyed seeing him and the conversations. We last talked to him at a funeral a week or so before he passed away. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

Matthew & Kristin Larson and family
Connor, Garret & Gretta

Kristin M Larson Feb 24 2016 12:00 AM

I worked also for LeRoy at Farmstead. We always enjoyed visiting with him when we would see him out and about.  Rest easy LeRoy...

Steven Hacker Feb 18 2016 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy goes to LeRoy's family and loved ones. We enjoyed our many chats and shared laughter while we went out for coffee, after church services, and back at the meat packing plant. We sure will miss him.

Mike and Renee Lee Feb 17 2016 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathies to the Everhard family. I worked for Leroy at Farmstead Foods in the '80's. Blessed be his memory.

Bill Lehman Feb 17 2016 12:00 AM

I was shocked to hear about LeRoy I would see him alot at market place foods. We met at health reach for grief he lost his wife and I lost my son. He loved and missed his wife a great deal I could feel his broken heart. When there was a holiday he would say he was fine but it's just not the same. I greatly feel that he is very happy now and I will miss talking to him. Sorry for your loss

Kris nemec Feb 17 2016 12:00 AM

Dennis, Barb and families, I am so sorry about your dad and all that he was to all of you.  I remember him fondly through the years we all hung out at his house.  God bless you all as you journey through this difficult time.  Your mom and dad are together, I hope that will bring comfort some how.  Take care.

Jane Abben-Beighley

Mick and Jane Beighley Feb 16 2016 12:00 AM

We will miss Leroy at the Marion Ross Theatre. He attended many of our shows and concerts. We also enjoyed seeing him and visiting at McDonalds here in Albert Lea.
Rest in Peace Leroy.

Neil & Barb Lang

Neil & Barb Lang Feb 16 2016 12:00 AM

Dennis and Barb and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad and grandfather. Prayers to all of you at this difficult time.  He was a wonderful man who will be missed by many!

Derrice Erickson Feb 16 2016 12:00 AM

Barb, Jon, Dennis, Lynda and family,

You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. LeRoy is now at peace with your mom and celebrating his victory in Jesus.

Brenda Blanshan

Brenda Blanshan Feb 15 2016 12:00 AM