Leo Anton Loscheider, 96 year old resident of Little Falls died Monday, May 15 at St. Ottos Care Center in Little Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 19 at 11:30 A.M. at St. Marys Catholic Church in Little Falls with Father Joe Herzing officiating. The burial will be held at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls. A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 18 from 4:00-8:00 P.M. and from 10:00-11:00 A.M. on Friday at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls. The military rites will be conducted by the Little Falls American Legion Post #46 and Little Falls VFW Post #1112. A parish prayer will be said at 6:00 P.M. followed by the Knights of Columbus #1804 office of the dead at 7:00 P.M.
Leo Anton Loscheider was born April 30, 1921 in Buckman, Minnesota to the late Mathias and Catherine (Ubl) Loscheider. He attended country school District #36 near Dixville, MN. Leo learned English in his first year of school, since the primary language spoken at home was German. Leo served his country in June of 1944 during World War II serving overseas in Italy. In August of 1945, while home on leave he married the love of his life Germaine Diehl on September 17, 1945. Leo received the Bronze Star 62 years after serving in the war for his heroism. He was honorably discharged in June of 1946. Upon returning home, Leo farmed in Platte and Granite Townships in Morrison County for seven years. He then worked for Crestliner Boats in Little Falls for 28 years in the Development and Research department. Leo also worked at Camp Ripley as a custodian for a few years He was an umpire for many years for the local area Amateur Baseball League and Womens Softball Leagues. He coached his childrens 4-H softball teams. Leo enjoyed deer hunting, bowling, sharpening chain saw chains and waltzing with Germaine. He treasured his time spent with family and friends. He was a member of the following organizations: Disabled American Veterans, Little Falls VFW Post #1112, Little Falls American Legion Post #46, and Knights of Columbus Council #1804. Leo was a faithful member of St. Marys Catholic Church since 1969.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Dan (Joyce) Loscheider of Pierz, Tom (Wendy) Loscheider of Little Falls, Mary Wielinski of Coon Rapids, Ron (Kathryn) Loscheider of Little Falls, Jean (Steve Kloss) Loscheider of Foley; daughter-in-law, Sharon Loscheider of Ramsey; siblings, Nick (Bernice) Loscheider of Golden Valley, Richard (Sue) Loscheider of Shoreview, Al (Mary Jo) Loscheider of Pierz and Helen Kroll of Royalton; grandchildren, Lisa (Joe) Huehne, Angie Loscheider, Jason Loscheider, Jessica Omundson, Matt (Laurie) Loscheider, Melissa (Nick) Kallas, Rebecca (Lehan) Patrick, Randi Wielinski, Bobbi (Mark) Eberle, Rachel (Dan) Vopatek, Joseph Loscheider, John (Katie) Loscheider, Brittany Grundy and Darian Riley; 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Germaine in 2009; infant son, Robert Paul; son, Robert Henry in 2006; siblings, Joe Loscheider, Peter Loscheider, Marian Petty,Rosemarie Schmidtbauer and Herbert Loscheider.