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Leonard John Paquette, 80

Leonard John Paquette, 80, of Sartell, Minn., formerly of Superior, died Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids, Minn.

Leonard John Paquette, 80, of Sartell, Minn., formerly of Superior, died Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids, Minn.

Leonard Paquette was born March 14, 1927 in Superior to Ernest J. and Julia A. (Soulier) Paquette.

He served in the United States Navy during World War II. On Nov. 11, 1948, Leonard married Patricia Loyd at the First Congregational Church in Oakland, Calif. He was employed by Sears for 35 years in appliance service and repairs. Leonard stared out rewinding motors, then repairing appliances and eventually progressing into management. He retired in 1989.

Leonard was a member of the La Vista School Board. He was a family man, who enjoyed camping with and traveling to see family. In retirement Leonard discovered a talent for the art of painted glass and carving pumpkins. He also enjoyed genealogy.

Survivors include his wife Patricia Paquette, of Sartell, Minn.; daughters, Linda (George) Broad of Sartell; Laurie (Ken) Lucy of Sartell; brother, Robert (Drucilla) Paquette of Superior; three grandchildren; Laurie Broad, Krissy Keeney and Katy Syed; and three great grandchildren Kayla, Erich and Andrew.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, and four brothers George, Eugene, Jim and Woodrow Paquette.

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