Obit: Mroczenski, Leonard Edmund (1927 - 2009)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt



Surnames: Bottolfson, Diermeier, Kruesel, Leiterman, Lipinski, Mroczenski


----Source: The Record Review (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) Wednesday, November 11, 2009, Online Edition


Mroczenski, Leonard Edmund (May 19, 1927 - November 5, 2009)


Leonard "Len" Edmund Mroczenski, 82, of Marathon, died November 5, 2009, at

Aspirus Hospital, Wausau.


Len was born May 19, 1927, in Athens, the son of the late John and Tillie (Lipinski)



He proudly served in the U.S. Army. Len met Eleanor Kruesel at a dance at the Rib River Ballroom and the couple was later married on September 2, 1950, in Marathon. The couple welcomed four children, Jim, Dave, Glenn and Joan to the family. Len and

Eleanor celebrated 59 wonderful years together prior to his death.


Len worked very hard throughout his life, from owning and operating his own rendering truck, owning and operating Len's Shoe Repair, raising ginseng, to working as the shop manager for Ming's Ginseng. He also served as the fire chief and as a part time police officer of Marathon.


Len was the sort of man who could walk up to anyone and strike up a conversation. He was known for his quick wit, wonderful sense of humor and had an answer for

everything. Len would go the extra mile to help anyone with a problem.


Being an amateur inventor, he could take any idea and turn it into a finished product. On Saturday's, Len and Eleanor were the first ones to church for 4:00 p.m. mass. He often said, "It took a real man to get the back pew."


He is survived by his loving family, including his wife of 59 years, Eleanor; four

children, Jim (Diane) Mroczenski, Marathon, Dave (Irene) Mroczenski, Marathon, Glenn (Gayle) Mroczenski, Marathon, and Joan (Bruce) Bottolfson, New Richmond; eight grandchildren, Tom (Becky) Mroczenski, Wausau, Joe (Heather) Mroczenski, Marathon, Luke Mroczenski, Weston, Matt (Amanda) Mroczenski, Farmington, Minn., Deanna Mroczenski, St. Paul, Minn., Justin Mroczenski, Appleton, Kelsey Bottolfson, New Richmond, and Taylor Bottolfson, New Richmond; seven great-grandchildren, Ellie, Josh, Will, Katrina, Colton, Caroline, and Isabel; brother, Frank (Adeline) Mroczenski, Marathon; and sister, Marcella (Allen) Leiterman, Marathon. He is preceded in death by brothers Alex, Stanley, Joe Jr. and John.


A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, November 8, at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Parish, Marathon. The Reverend Joseph Diermeier

presided. Family received guests Saturday, November 7, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at the Helke Funeral Home, Wausau; and again Sunday, beginning at 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service, at the church. Burial followed mass at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Military honors were performed by American Legion Post #469.


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