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LeRoy J. Waubano

LeRoy Joseph Waubano, 71, of Neopit, died on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Born on Aug. 18, 1943, in Keshena, he was the son of the late Joseph and Vernie (Quinney) Soman.

LeRoy served during Vietnam as a United States Marine. LeRoy and Elmira (Caldwell) spent 25 years together, having dated since 1990, and were married on March 20, 1998. The couple are members of the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Neopit. LeRoy enjoyed hunting, fishing, wood cutting, and was an avid Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers fan.

LeRoy is survived by his wife, Elmira; his children, LeRoy Jr., Jennifer, Anthony, Jolene, Lee Corn; stepchildren, Patricia, Phillip, Benjamin, Rosemary, Jana, Dolores (Wendall Martin); 26 grandchildren, including special granddaughters Savannah Waubano, whom he helped raise, and Alexis “Chicken Head.”He is further survived by two great-grandchildren and his brother, Glen Waubano.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Wayne; and five siblings, Lorraine, Dorothy, Earl, Sharon and Emmerine.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Neopit with the Rev. David McElroy, O. Praem, officiating. Visitation was held at the Neopit Community Center’s Rev. David Kiefer Room on Monday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Military honors were conducted by the Veterans of the Menominee Nation.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.