Leo Braunwarth, age 95, of Norwood Young America, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society in Waconia, Minnesota.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, January 11, 2019, 11:00 A.M. at Church of the Ascension in Norwood Young America, Minnesota, with interment following at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Thursday, January 10, 2019, from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America, Minnesota, and will continue one hour prior the service at the church on Friday
Leo Gerald Braunwarth was born on January 17, 1923, at his home in Young America, Minnesota. He was the son of Andrew and Clara (Paul) Braunwarth. Leo was baptized as an infant on January 22, 1923, and later was confirmed in his faith as a youth on July 21, 1937, both at Church of the Ascension in Norwood Young America, Minnesota. He received his education in Norwood Young America, graduating from Central High School. Leo entered active military service in the United States Army on February 5, 1943, and served his country during World War II. He was a POW in Germany. Leo received an honorable discharge on November 2, 1945.
Leo made his home in the Norwood Young America area for his whole life. The last couple of months he was at the Good Samaritan Society in Waconia and before that was at The Harbor for two years. Leo worked at Oak Grove Dairy as a mechanic and at Advanced Machines in maintenance. He was a lifelong member of Church of the Ascension in Norwood Young America. Leo was also a member of the Edward Born American Legion Post #343.
Leo had a deep faith. He was a smart man, very organized and had a dry sense of humor. Leo enjoyed fishing, spearing, hunting and going to the cabin. He loved taking care of others, telling stories and could fix anything. Leo treasured the time spent with family and friends.
Leo passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society in Waconia, Minnesota, at the age of 95 years, 11 months and 22 days.
Blessed be his memory.
Leo is survived by his:
Sister, Margaret Hashbrook of Fridley, MN;
Nephews, Nieces, Other relatives and friends.
Leo is preceded in death by his Parents, Andrew and Clara Braunwarth; many aunts, uncles and cousins.