Born: April 22, 1949
Died: May 17, 2012
LeeRoy Allen Beto, age 63, of Fort Ripley, died at home of natural causes on May 17, 2012. LeeRoy was born April 22, 1949 in Little Falls, MN to Charles & Eva (Olson) Beto. He married Mabel Starr on Nov. 14, 1982 in Randall, MN and they had five children.
He enjoyed hunting & fishing. He was always working on some type of project, whether it was a vehicle or that darned lawnmower deck! His job was boring. He was a good storyteller & he loved any kind of joke. He always had a joke to tell – he never ran out of them. He enjoyed playing guitar & he never could sit through an entire movie.
LeeRoy is survived by his wife, Mabel; children: Lisa (Mike) Hukriede of Cold Spring, MN, Shannon (Dan) Stans of Long Prairie, MN, Alisha (Lee) Cates of Killeen, TX, Trista (Glen) Barker of Pequot Lakes, MN and Rebecca Beto of Rootstown, OH; grandchildren: Brittany, Annabel, Austin, Thoren & Alex Hukriede, Kimberly, Brian & George Stans, Dawson & Aiden Cates, Jasmine & Heather Barker, and Kassidy, Robert & Dean Wilson; sisters: Jeanette Schroeder & Sharon Kramer; and a multitude of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles & Eva Beto; sisters: Betty Taylor, Irene Bermel, Beverly Kurowski, and Kathleen Schlumpberger; and brothers, Kenneth & Donald Beto.
Time of Remembrance will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home with visitation from 4:00-7:00 p.m.