Leonard Charles DeFoe Jr., 69 of Cloquet passed away on Monday, August 29, 2022. He was born on October 6, 1952 to Leonard Charles DeFoe Sr. and Edith Peterson in Cloquet, MN. He was a proud member of the Fond du Lac band of Lake Superior Chippewa.
Leonard served in the U.S Army. He enjoyed going to the casino and playing his slot machines and having good conversations with his friends. Leonard, a boxer himself, enjoyed boxing on T.V and attending live events. He also kept up on all current affairs worldwide, in the U.S.A and particularly with Tribal affairs. Leonard especially loved visiting and telling stories of family history.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard DeFoe Sr. and Edith Peterson; his brothers, Terry A. DeFoe and Melvin J. DeFoe; his sister, Cheryl L. DeFoe.
Leonard will be deeply missed by his daughters; Amanda Lee DeFoe and Nancy Marie DeFoe; The love of his life for 28 years, Susan O’Leary; brother’s, Reggie DeFoe, Ricky W. DeFoe and Michael D. DeFoe; sister, Cindy Lee DeFoe; like a sister, Violet Reynolds; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A public visitation and viewing will be 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 in Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. Due to construction on 14th Street please use the temporary entrance, off 12th Street. A public visitation will be at St. Mary and Joseph’s church, 1225 Mission Rd, Sawyer, MN. Friday, September 2, 2022 at 10 a.m. with memorial service starting at 11 a.m. A luncheon will follow the service. Burial will be at Sawyer cemetery. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute see, www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com