LeRoy John Waara

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  • Name: LeRoy John Waara
  • Location of Birth: Stevenson, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 24, 1920
  • Date of Death: August 27, 2000 (80 years old)
  • Parents: John and Rose Waara
  • High School and Class: Keewatin High School, Keewatin, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: CWO (Chief Warrant Officer)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    LeRoy was a Chief Warrant Officer with the United States Army and was a civilian radar technician at Naval Air Station Jacksonville for 10 years.

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  • Civilian Life:
    LeRoy married Mary Jane Sejnoha in 1942. They had two children. Mary Jane passed away in 1984 and in 1986, LeRoy married Elizabeth (Libby) Ball.

    LeRoy retired as a civilian radar technician at Naval Air Station Jacksonville after working ten years. He moved to the Jacksonville, Florida area.

    He became a master gardener and master nutritionist through the University of Florida and donated hundreds of hours to both programs. He was active in the Hillcrest Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School, ushered, and was a member of the Friendship Club, was past Master of the Masonic Lodge of Middleburg, past Patron of the Eastern Star, former Eagle Scout and Scout Master, member of York Rite and Shriners, Men's Garden Club, and Herb Society of Jacksonville.

    LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rose Waara; wife, Mary Jane, and sister and brother-in-law, Willard and Elizabeth (Bette) Anderson.

    He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Elizabeth; two step-daughters, Susan (Bruce) Thornock and Ruth (Rusty) Kent; daughter, Jonnie (Mike) Daly; son, Thomas (Darcy) Waara; five grandchildren; thirteen step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one great step-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    LeRoy died at his home in Jacksonville, Florida and is interned at Riverside Memorial Park in Jacksonville, Florida. No photo of grave marker is available at this time.

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