Leonard G. Tri, age 70, of Hastings, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at his home following a lengthy illness.
Leonard was born Dec. 18, 1938, in Red Wing, Minn., to George and Mildred (Jackson) Tri. He was a graduate of Monroe High School in St. Paul in 1956. Leonard entered the U.S. Navy in October of 1958. Following his discharge he returned to work at 3M Company in production. He retired in 1999. He was married to Mary Reis on Nov. 24, 1962, at St. Michael's Church in West St. Paul.
He was an avid fisherman and hunter, was active on men's softball teams, and loved gardening, woodworking and bingo. He greatly enjoyed his grandchildren.
Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Ron and Bill Tri.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters, Beverly (Robert) Waller of Prescott, Patricia (Daniel) Kimmes of Hastings, Carol (Ronald) Stoudt of Hastings, Karen Welch of Hastings, and Pamela Kapsner of Farmington; grandchildren, Matthew, Tara, Ashley, Ryann, Michael, Gary, Elizabeth, Jacob and Cheyanne; great-grandson, Trent; siblings, Gerald (Dolores) Tri of Woodbury, Howard (Dorothy) Tri of Florida, Delores (Skip) Wesolowski of Hastings, Georgeanne Johnson of Eagan, Gloria Tri of Minneapolis, Doreen (Paul) Karrlson of Rush City, Raymond (Carol) Tri of Eden Valley, George (Diane) Tri of Sandstone.
The funeral Mass, officiated by Fr. Jim Perkl, was held Nov. 11, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Hastings. A private interment with military honors was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandchildren.
Arrangements were handled by the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, 651-437-9419, www.caturia-smidtfh.com.