Obituary – Vonnie M. Leopold |

Obituary – Vonnie M. Leopold

Vonnie M. Leopold, age 87, passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center in Racine, Wis. Vonnie, the daughter of Clifford and Myrtle Peterson, was born in Minneapolis, Minn., on May 24, 1922.

Vonnie and her husband George were long-time residents on the William Fork south of Parshall. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Kremmling. Vonnie often contributed to the Middle Park County Fair. Vonnie was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be dearly missed.

Surviving are her husband of 64 years, George; 3 sons, John (Jan) Leopold of Fond du Lac, WI, Mark (Terry) Leopold of Racine, Paul (Patti) Leopold of Broadview Heights, Ohio; 8 grandchildren, Jennifer, Brad, and Nathan Leopold, Megan, Matthew, and Adam Leopold, Scott (Brittani) Leopold and Stephen Leopold; a great grandson, Logan Mazurak; a brother, Richard Peterson of Minneapolis; a sister, Betty Merrell of Arvada; sisters-in-law, Margaret Peterson and Mary Peterson both of Minneapolis; other relatives and dear friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Gregory R. Leopold in 2003 and two brothers, Arleigh and Clifford Peterson.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, 4339 Douglas Ave, Racine, with Reverend Joseph Stobba OSA officiating. Private interment will be held at Hillside Cemetery in Minneapolis. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church prior to Mass from 10-11 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorials to the American Cancer Society have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Society’s Assets and the Cardiovascular Unit of Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center for their loving and compassionate care. Condolences may be sent to