Leo M. Crowley

Born: Mon., Apr. 19, 1926
Died: Sat., Nov. 29, 2008

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In Loving Memory Of

Leo Michael Crowley

Leo Crowley, the son of William and Anna Nelson Crowley, was born on April 19, 1926 in Bondin Township, Murray County, Minnesota. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from the Fulda High School. Leo was united in marriage to Dolores Hager on August 30, 1948 at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Fulda, MN. He entered the U.S. Army in 1949 and was discharged in December of 1951. After their marriage they lived and farmed west of Fulda on a farm in Bondin Township. They raised their thirteen children and remained there after their retirement in 1993. Leo continued living on the farm after Dolores's death on July 9, 2007. Leo passed away on Saturday, November 29, 2008 at the Avera Doughtery Hospice Home in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 82. He was a member of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church Fulda, MN. Leo served on the Des Moines River Watershed Board for 15 years. He enjoyed playing cards, farming and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his thirteen children and their spouses, Diane (Len) Mathews of Eagan, MN, Colleen Dolph of Slayton, MN, Marie (Jim) DeLaHunt of Apple Valley, MN, Mike (Kristi) Crowley of Iona, MN, Gerald (Gabriela) Crowley of Hollywood, FL, Cathy (Doug) Stewart of Fulda, MN, Partrick (Lori) Crowley of Lakeville, MN, Margaret Mary (Gary) Ettel of Albany, MN, Glenn (Sheila) Crowley of Fulda, MN, Peggy Crowley and friend Kody Koepke of Eagan, MN, Deborah (Gary) Haper of Adrian, MN, Daniel (Sandy) Crowley of Becker, MN and Shannon (Craig) Bakke of Fulda, MN; 30 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Gaul of Slayton, MN; one brother, Vincent Crowley of Slayton, MN; four sisters-in-law, Alvina Crowley, Kathryn Crowley, Shirley (Vern) Bach and Pat (Dick) Lund; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, infant daughter, two granddaughters, three brothers, Raymond, Joseph and Clement Crowley and two sisters, Agnes Herrig and Clara Hedrick.

Funeral Services

St. Gabriel's Catholic Church at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 with the Fr. Larry Brixius and Msgr. Eugene Egan officiating. The organist is Dana Hogan. The song leaders are Sheila Crowley and Ken Salentiny. The pallbearers are his Grandchildren, Jeff and Erin Mathews, Kari Mathews and Ryan Gilbertson, Jill and Jeremy McJunkin, Anthony and Patrick DeLaHunt, Eric, Jeremy, David Crowley, Anthony and Alexander Crowley, Darby Stewart, Angela and Michael Downham, Dulcy and Travis Bestge, Cassy and Zachery Sankey, Tyler and Mason Crowley, Jessica and Brandon Ettel, Kristin and Joel Hovland, Aaron and Brianna Crowley, Anna and Elizabeth Haper, Nicholas, Samantha and Jonathan Crowley, Emily, Justin, Nathan and Megan Bakke and four great-grandchildren, Samuel and Benjamin Matthews, Jackson Bestge and Dalaney Downham. Honorary pallbearers are Wally Scott, James "Bob" Galagan, Sam Henkles, Greg Henkles, Gary Busch and Duane Besser. Military honors provided by the Fulda American Legion Post 318 and VFW Post 9017. Interment at St. Gabriel's Catholic Cemetery, Fulda, MN. Sign Guestbook online at www.totzkefuneralhome.com.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 PM Tuesday at St. Gabriel's Church Fulda, MN with a rosary and prayer service at 7 PM and visitation one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. The Totzke Funeral Home in Fulda is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Dawn T Smith
   Posted Mon December 01, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. Let God help you through this hard time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Margaret Lubbers
   Posted Mon December 01, 2008
Dan and Sandy, I am saddened to hear of the loss of your father. The loss of parents is very hard to accept. Please be assured that he and your mother are watching over you and the rest of your family in all you do. Remember the good times and also when you see a coin on the ground, pick it up know that one of them put it there for you to pick up and think of them at that time. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Take care and we are all here for you.

Jim and Sharon Crowley
   Posted Mon December 01, 2008
You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Dad, know that your in our thoughts and prayers. Jim and Sharon Crowley

Harold & Pat Reith
   Posted Mon December 01, 2008
We were so sorry to read about the passing of your dad. He was such a great neighbor and friend, when we lived back there. Always a smile on his face and ready to pitch in and help anyone in need of a little extra help.He will be greatly missed.
Know that you all will be in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.........Gods Blessing to you all............Harold & Pat Reith

marvand ardyce schreiber
   Posted Tue December 02, 2008
We always enjoyed your Dad and his friendly smile. He will be miss by all.

Gail (McConkey) Hovland
   Posted Tue December 02, 2008
Dear Dan and Family,
I was very sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. I actually remember him in high school coming to our functions. He was a very sweet man. Very sorry for your loss.
John and Gail Hovland (formerly Gail McConkey)

Pauline and Charlie Hopkins
   Posted Tue December 02, 2008
Our sympathy to the family,
May your wonderful meemories remain strong.

Carrie Galagan Solma
   Posted Tue December 02, 2008
Crowley Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May it be of comfort to know that your Father is at peace and not suffering anymore. I am so glad we were able to spend time with him last Wednesday, I know my Father treasured his friendship and will miss him greatly. Our parents shared many laughs and tears through the years. Thank you for including us in your family. Your Father's spirit will live on through his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Take care.

Barb & Ken Hakeman
   Posted Tue December 02, 2008
Leo was always such a gracious
patient at the hospital. I always
enjoyed caring for hime. Ken and I offer our sympathy and prayers
to his family in his passing.

Lynette Carlson
   Posted Wed December 03, 2008
Dear Crowley Family,
You have have my deepest condolscences in the death of your father/brother.

Leo was a very special friend of mine. I had the priviledge of meeting him a my first A.A. Meeting in Slayton where he was one of the those who were instrumental in getting me sober, remained my friend throughout the rest of his life. He was there for me throughout the beginning and to the end. I am still sober to this day and that has been 24 years. Leo will be greatly missed in the A.A. community as well as in my life. Even though I don't live in Slayton anymore; I do carry some very special memories in my heart of him.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of grieving. I know that it was very hard for myself whne my dad passed away (Emerald Carlson) and he is greatly missed in my life.

In the spirit of A.A. and of special friend,

Lynette Carlson
200- 1st Ave. NE #524
Austin, MN 55912
(507) 433-9109

Pudge & Diane Sanow
   Posted Wed December 03, 2008
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rodney and Alice Spartz family
   Posted Wed December 03, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mark and Janet Isder
   Posted Wed December 03, 2008
Our deepest sympathies to all of you with the passing of your dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather. May the Lord comfort you during this difficult time.

David R. Von Holtum
   Posted Thu December 04, 2008
Society has lost a good man

Sharon (Schipper) Northouse
   Posted Thu December 04, 2008
My sincere sympathy for the loss of your father.

   Posted Thu December 04, 2008

Don and Janis Heintz
   Posted Thu December 04, 2008
Remember death separates us for a time CHRIST JESUS will reunite us forever PRAISE HIM PRAISE HIM Our prayers are with you as you all recover from your loss. don and jan heintz

Barb and Dale Bergman
   Posted Sat December 06, 2008
I will miss seeing Leo at the hospital.God Bless all of you. Barb and Dale.

Sheila Hawkinson
   Posted Thu December 11, 2008
I pray for you family. Love Sheila

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