Douglas John LeClaireJanuary 7, 1967 ~ April 2, 2017 (age 50)
In Loving Memory of
Douglas John LeClaire
Doug LeClaire was born on January 7, 1967 in Slayton, Minnesota to Donald and Darlene Beach LeClaire. He grew up near Currie, MN and graduated from Tracy High School in 1985. Doug was a member of the Minnesota National Guard. Doug worked with his family doing commercial fishing for many years. On April 11, 1992 he and Denise Daniels were married in Slayton, MN. Following their marriage they made their home in Currie where Doug worked for Midwest Contracting in Marshall, MN. He and Denise later divorced. Doug met the love of his life, Jody Lehnhoff in 2002 that same year they moved to Walnut Grove, MN. In 2005 they moved to a home near Currie, MN. Doug passed away at his home on Sunday, April 2, 2017 surrounded by his family at the age of 50. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Currie. Doug enjoyed spending time with family and friends, golfing, shooting pool, beanbags, playing cards, watching sports especially the Minnesota Vikings and teaching his dog, Gabby new tricks.
Survivors include his fiancé, Jody Lehnhoff of Currie, MN; daughter, Heather LeClaire of Cheyenne, WY; two step-sons, Trace Lehnhoff of Los Angeles, CA, and Nicholas Lehnhoff of Currie, MN; his mother, Darlene LeClaire of Currie, MN; six siblings and their spouses, James and Mary LeClaire of Oak Harbor, WA, Diane London of Pierre, SD, Theresa and Ray Zeller of Redding, CA, Lori Hektner of Sioux Falls, SD, Marcia and Joe Schreier of Currie, MN, and David and Patty LeClaire of Currie, MN; Jody’s family, parents, Arlan and Ilene Engler of Walnut Grove, MN; two sisters, Dawn Lanoue and husband, Steve of St. James, MN, and Robin Knakmuhs of Tyndall, SD; and many nieces and nephews and their families. He is preceded in death by his father, Donald LeClaire, sister, Gail LeClaire, grandparents, Ernest and Lena Beach and Fred and Elizabeth LeClaire.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Currie, MN on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with Msgr. R. Paul Heiting officiating. The organist is Sharon Lais. The song leader is Liz Barton. The pallbearers are Jeff Towne, Mike Ahmann, Mike Ruppert, Roger Carlson, John Brouwer, Butch Barton and Rick LeClaire. The honorary pallbearers are John Bot, Don Henderson, Jim Stoutland and Brad Facile. Interment is at Calvary Cemetery in Currie, MN.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the IHM Church in Currie from 4-7 p.m. and also one hour prior to the services at the church on Thursday.