Gary D. LeBlanc


Gary was born Oct. 10, 1951 to Donald and Rita (Palmersheim) LeBlanc in Colorado Springs, CO. He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1969, in St Cloud, MN. On March 10, 1972 he married Gail Smilanich. Gary and Gail owned Ace Cleaners in St. Cloud, for 22 years. Later he worked at The Corner Store in Backus, MN for 15 years. He died peacefully Thursday March 26. Gary loved his family, hunting, training labs, skeet and trap shooting. He loved buying, selling, and collecting guns. He is survived by his three daughters Emily LeBlanc, Melynda LeBlanc, Abigail (Neal) Bloom; his mother Rita; brothers Louie (Mary) LeBlanc, Bruce (Kim) LeBlanc, Steve LeBlanc; sister Janelle LeBlanc; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and father. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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