Louis T. “Louie” LeBlanc


Mass of Christian Burial was April 5 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Louis T. LeBlanc, age 70, who passed away March 23, 2024, at the St. Cloud Hospital. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach officiated. Visitation was Thursday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Friday at the church.

Louie was born March 14, 1954, in St. Cloud to Donald and Rita (Palmersheim) LeBlanc. He married Mary Beumer Sept. 11, 1982, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake. Louie lived in the St. Cloud area his entire life and was the owner and operator of Louie’s Bait Shop for 30 years, retiring at the age of 52. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Louie loved owning his own bait shop, spending time on the Mississippi River, pheasant hunting, fishing every day, cross-country skiing and biking. He was funny, witty, honest, responsible, selfless and a hard-worker. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Mary of Rice; son and daughters Anthony LeBlanc of Minneapolis, Laura (AJ) Hofer of West Fargo, North Dakota, and Michelle (Logan) Birr of Waconia; siblings Janelle LeBlanc of St. Joseph, Bruce (Kim) LeBlanc of Sauk Rapids, and Steve LeBlanc of St. Cloud; grandchildren Bodie, Kendall, Blakely, Madelyn, Brooks and Belle; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and best friend and brother Gary (Gail) LeBlanc.

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