March 17, 1946 - July 28, 2019
William Mathew LeClair Jr., age 73, of Park Falls, died on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at his home. He was born on March 17, 1946, the son of William Sr. and Adella (Squire) LeClair. After graduating high school, William entered the United States Navy and served as a radio man and cryptographer/decoder. On May 15, 1985, he married Judith Wille in Minnesota. He worked for Pepsi in Burnsville, Minnesota, for 35 years, moving to Park Falls in 2002. He was very active with the Park Falls American Legion Post, serving as a past Commander and Sergeant of Arms. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in South St. Paul, Minnesota, was active with Boy Scouts, area Fourth of July celebrations, and enjoyed trap shooting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Judy of Park Falls; three stepchildren: Fred Tauring of Minnesota, Sue McCowan of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Lisa Tauring of St. Paul, Minnesota; five grandchildren; his sister, Jeanne LeClair of Shoreview, Minnesota; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his stepmother Winnie Robertson-LeClair, and his dear mother-in-law Mabel Wille.
A memorial service with military honors was held on Aug. 19 at the Park Falls American Legion Post in Park Falls.
The Novitzke Funeral Home is assisting the family.