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Leo "Sonny Boy" Anthony Gotchie, Sr.
- Name: Leo "Sonny Boy" Anthony Gotchie, Sr.
- Location of Birth: Townsite (Ball Club, Minnesota)
- Date of Birth: March 25, 1935
- Date of Death: November 26, 2001 (66 years old)
- Parents: Andrew and Mary Gotchie
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- Highest Rank: CPL (Corporal)
- Branch: Army
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Leo married Candace Partridge on March 25, 1995.
He worked construction at Clay-Boswell in Cohasset, Minnesota.
He was a member of the Leech Lake Honor Guard and a chemical dependency counselor.
For many years, he coached the Ball Club Little League baseball team.
Leo is survived by his wife, Candace; two sons, George and Andrew; three stepchildren, Ryan, Rose and Macus; sisters, Mary "Pungi" Mitchell and Lucille "Butchie" White; brother, Lawrence "Sandy" Gotchie; Phyllis Gotchie, mother of Francine Smith, Leo, Jr., Myrna Gotchie, Charles Gotchie, Bernadette Robinson, Benjamin Gotchie, Milton Gotchie, Larry Gotchie, Nancy Gotchie, and Jade Michelle Belgarde-Gotchie; and he raised Marcie Gotchie.
Preceding him in death were his parents; daughter, Michelle "Pippi" Gotchie; sisters, twin sister, Leona "Dolly" Fairbanks, Frances Humphrey, Veronica Jackson, Martha Michaud, and Adaline Bowstring; and brothers, Joe Gotchie and Johnny Kingbird.
Leo died at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota and is buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Ball Club, Minnesota.
- Tribal Affiliation(s): Ojibwe