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LeRoy Terhaar

April 4, 1936 ~ November 10, 2021 (age 85)

Obituary

LeRoy G. Terhaar, age 85 of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at the CentraCare Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, November 18 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment will be held in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.  Parish prayers will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

LeRoy Gerhard Terhaar was born on April 4, 1936 in Melrose, Minnesota to Alex and Katherine (Schoenberg) Terhaar. LeRoy hauled milk for Don Zirbes, worked at Jenni-O Foods, and farmed south of Melrose. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose and a nearly 78-year member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. LeRoy's favorite pastime was playing the harmonica.  He played for the Vic Tschida Band, many nursing homes in the area, and most recently played at the Bologna Festival in Elrosa. He also enjoyed playing cards (when he won), fishing, and loved tending to his many flower gardens.

Survivors include his brothers and sister, Ray (Marilyn) Terhaar of Mora, Jerome (Valeria) Terhaar of St. Cloud, Alice Soenneker of Melrose, Joseph (Donna) Terhaar of Villard, and John Terhaar of Melrose; aunts, Tina Schoenberg of Indianapolis, Indiana and Marlene (Daniel) Jansen of Milaca; and many nieces and nephews.  

LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Esther Westermeyer; brothers-in-law, Jerome Soenneker and Richard Westermeyer, and nephews; James "Jimmy" Westermeyer, and Gary Terhaar. 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
November 17, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Patton-Schad Funeral Home
418 5th Avenue SE
Melrose, MN 56352

Visitation
Thursday
November 18, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
755 Kraft Drive SE
Melrose, MN 56352

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
November 18, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
755 Kraft Drive SE
Melrose, MN 56352

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