August 1, 2018
LeRoy Charles Majeski was born Oct. 31, 1930, in Winthrop, Minnesota, to John Majeski and Meta Schuette. He attended school in Winthrop. He joined the military at age 17 and served in the Army in Germany and Korea for 5 1/2 years. He was discharged as a master sergeant. He married Elaine Larson and lived in New Ulm. They had one son, Terry. They divorced. He married Carolyn Krumm Templin in 1957. They had two daughters, Jan and Peggy. Carolyn had two daughters, Betty and Debra from a previous marriage to Maynard Templin (deceased).
Lee worked in the Winthrop Lumber Yard, Kraft Foods in New Ulm, Majeski Cement Works with his father and brothers, Glencoe Butter and Produce, had a milk route in Hutchinson/Brownton area, and was an over the road semi truck driver.
After Lee's truck/train accident in December of 1965, he spent two years recovering and learned to walk again with a permanently disabled leg. He then began working on plans to build two mobile home parks, one in Morris, Minnesota, and one in Hutchinson, Minnesota. He also was general contractor to two homes and several apartment buildings in Hutchinson. Then moved on to work for Johnson Bros Construction and Harry Bachman Construction as a heavy equipment operator. In 1980 he and Carolyn moved to Houston, Texas, where Lee worked for Peabody Construction helping to construct the port of Houston for submarine entry. They returned to Minnesota in 1990. His operating heavy equipment did not end. Lee worked for Ceries Construction and went to Puerto Rico to help clean up after hurricane Luis in 1995.
At the age of 70 Lee started working at Park-n-Fly as a driver and soon became the dispatcher. He developed a method there for the drivers to be on a level playing field. This was recognized by the home office in Atlanta and is a method still in practice today at all Park-n-Flys. Lee retired from Park-n-Fly at the age of 85.
Lee passed away at his home on Aug. 1, 2018, age the age of 87 years. He is survived by his wife Carolyn Majeski of New Hope, Minnesota; his daughter Betty Forde (Charlie) of St. Charles, Missouri; daughter Debra Wiprud (Tom) of Hutchinson, Minnesota; daughter Jan Majeski Gerber (David) of New Hope, Minnesota; daughter Peggy Majeski (Al Tschosik) of Rockford, Minnesota; grandchildren, Christopher Lack of St. Louis, Missouri, Michael Lack (Brenda) of Webster Groves, Missouri, Daniel Wiprud of Hutchinson, Minnesota, Bree Majeski of New Hope, Minnesota; great-grandchildren, Emerson, Atticus, Brighton Lack, Sean Majeski, Serenity and Troy Jr. Johnson, and Jaison Majeski; siblings, John Majeski Jr. (LeRita) of Hutchinson and Evon U'Ren (John) of Waconia; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents John and Meta; siblings, Willmer, Harold (Joe), and Larry. LeRoy will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Blessed be his memory.
Celebration of life service was at 11 a.m. Saturday Aug. 18, at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with Pastor John Pasche officiating. Organist was Dr. Joan DeVee Dixon and soloist was Joy Berg. Honorary pall bearers were Christopher Lack, Michael Lack, Daniel Wiprud, Bree Majeski, Joel Majeski, and Jeff Majeski. Military honors were provided by the rifle squad. A private family interment will be held at a later date.