Leon Milton Kaump

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, June 8, 1929
Date of Death:
Friday, January 24, 2020
Age:
90 years old

Visitation

Date: Saturday February 08, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Memorial Service

Date: Saturday February 08, 2020
Time: 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Grandview Memorial Gardens [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, June 8, 1929
Date of Death:
Friday, January 24, 2020
Age:
90 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, June 8, 1929
Date of Death:
Friday, January 24, 2020
Age:
90 years old

Leon Milton Kaump

Leon Milton Kaump, 90, of Rochester, MN died Friday, January 24, 2020 at New Perspective of Highland Park under the care of Our Lady of Peace Hospice in Saint Paul, MN.

Leon was born June 8, 1929 in La Crosse, WI to Ronald and Gladys (Ellis) Kaump. He graduated from Union Free High School, Holmen, WI in 1947. He enlisted in the United States Army in July 1947, and served in the Korean War. He served in the Army as a Corporal until July 1950. He married Janis R. Southwick on April 11, 1953 at First Methodist Church in Rochester, MN, who passed away April 1, 1989. Leon was a Lead Service Specialist for Peoples Natural Gas Company in Rochester, MN until his retirement in February, 1990. He married Sandra A. Conant on May 26, 1990 in Rochester, MN.

He lived in Rochester, MN in retirement until 2017, moving to New Perspective Memory Care, in Saint Paul, MN with his wife, Sandi.

Leon loved gardening, bird watching, traveling, and spending time at his cabin in Luck, WI. He was active with the VFW in Rochester, MN, marching with the color guard in local parades, working as a bookkeeper, and guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier display at Soldiers Field Memorial in Rochester, MN. He participated in an Honor Flight to Washington, DC in 2009. Leon loved spending time with friends and family, particularly his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and enjoyed watching and attending Twins and Vikings games.

He is survived by his second wife, Sandi; brother, Dean Kaump of Ocala, FL; daughter, Deborah (Richard) Haskin of Spooner, WI; step-daughter, Kim (Paul) Cook of Apple Valley, MN; step-son, Robert (Monica) Conant, of Milltown, WI; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Janis, and his sister, Corinne (Kaump) Wocelka.

The Memorial Service for Leon will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, with Pastor David Mead officiating. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial with military honors will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Our Lady of Peace Hospice in Saint Paul, MN.

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Leon was a great guy God got a great Angel . I knew him through Sandi  In thoughts and prayers


Shari


 

So sad to hear of Leon’s passing. He was a great boss and friend for many years as my Supervisor and mentor at Peoples Natural Gas. He was also a fellow member and comrade at VFW Post 1215. He is missed by all who knew him

Leon always had a smile for everyone and we have many fun memories of Leon.