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Reverend Father LeRoy Lawrence Seuntjens

December 25, 1934 May 10, 2012
Reverend Father LeRoy Lawrence Seuntjens
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Obituary for Reverend Father LeRoy Lawrence Seuntjens
Reverend Father LeRoy Lawrence Seuntjens was born on December 25, 1934, in Danbury to Siebert and Clara (Ortner) Seuntjens. He grew up in Danbury, beginning his education at a country school. He attended grade school at St. Mary School and graduated from Danbury Catholic High School. He attended Loras College in Dubuque as his minor seminary. Upon completion, he transferred to North American College Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome as his major seminary. He was ordained on December 18, 1960, at North American College in Rome and received his S.T.L. from Pontifical Gregorian University. Fr. LeRoy's assignments: 1. Assistant Pastor - Blessed Sacrament Parish - Sioux City - 1961-1965 2. Assistant Pastor - St. Lawrence Parish - Carroll - 1965-1966 3. Associate Director - Catholic Charities - Fort Dodge - 1966-1967 4. Pastor - St. Joseph Parish - Lohrville - 1966-1971 5. Pastor - Sacred Heart Parish - Sutherland (attending Primghar) - 1971-1974 6. Pastor - Our Lad of Mount Carmel Parish - Mt. Carmel - 1974-1981 ���Defender of the Bond - Tribunal - Diocese of Sioux City - 1974-1975 ���Judge - Tribunal - Diocese of Sioux City - 1975-1983 7. Pastor - Sacred Heart Parish - Boone - 1981-1983 8 Pastor - St. Mary Parish - Remsen - 1983-1986 9. Pastor - Assumption Parish/St. Thomas Parish - Emmetsburg- 1986-1989 10. Pastor - Holy Family Parish - Emmetsburg - 1989-1991 11. Pastor - St. Matthew Parish - Clare, IA (attending Barnum) - 1991-1994 12. Pastor - St. Joseph Parish - Anthon - 1995 13 - Chaplain - Holy Spirit Retirement Home - Sioux City - 1995-1998 14. Pastor - St. Mary Parish - Hawarden - 1998-2007 15. Chaplain - Trinity Heights Queen of Peace - 2007-death Fr. LeRoy was a 3rd degree Knights of Columbus. He loved the hispanic community and officiated at a large number of Spanish masses. Survivors left to cherish their memories of Fr. LeRoy include 3 brothers, Clair and his wife Madelon "Tootie" Seuntjens of Danbury, Ronald and his wife Marilyn Seuntjens of Mapleton, and Cleo Seuntjens of Omaha; 2 sisters, Rita Dirksen of Danbury and Helen and her husband Gary Kelley of Sioux City; numerous nieces and nephews, and his fellow Brothers in Christ. Fr. LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents, Siebert and Clara Seuntjens; a sister-in-law, Lois Seuntjens; and 2 brother-in-law, Ray Venteicher and Joe Dirksen.


Monday, May 14, 2012 11:00 a.m.

St. Mary's Catholic Church Danbury, IA


Sunday, May 13, 2012 after 4:00 p.m. Rosary led by the Knights of Columbus at 5:00 p.m. Vigil Wake Service at 7:00 Visitation continues one hour prior to the funeral Mass

St. Mary's Catholic Church Danbury, IA
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