LeRoy John Quale, 93, died Nov. 15 in Roseville. He had lived on Carter Avenue in St. Anthony Park for 62 years.
LeRoy was born Feb. 15, 1921, in Mondovi, Wis., and was raised in Gilman Valley, Wis., on the family farm. He graduated from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., in 1942 and Creighton Law School, Omaha, Neb., in 1948. He served as a naval aviator during World War II on the USS Chicago, which was present in Tokyo Bay during the signing of the Japanese surrender.
He and his wife, Janet, were married in 1944 in New York City. Roy was a contract lawyer with Honeywell, retiring in 1987 after 35 years. He was active as a volunteer in community and church activities. He enjoyed bowling, gardening, card games and especially fishing, taking annual trips to Canada with his good friend Sig Haugan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. and Malene Helgoe Quale; his daughter, Karen Quale Steimann; and his wife. He is survived by his sons, Frank and Randall (Heather); daughter, Laura Quale; son-in-law, F.J. (Fritz) Steimann (Barbara); four granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.
Special thanks to the staff at Keystone Communities of Roseville for the outstanding care he received the past three years and recently from the Health Partners hospice care team.
A memorial service was held Dec. 13 at St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, with burial in Oakland Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to St. Anthony Park Library or St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ.