GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                  Thursday  June 11, 1998

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RAYMOND PAUL LEO

  HARLEM - Raymond Paul Leo, 79,a military veteran and retired railroad worker, died of natural causes Tuesday at a Havre hospital.

  Rosary is 7 p.m. Friday at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Harlem. Funeral Mass is 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Thomas Catholic Church, followed by burial with military honors in Harlem Cemetery.Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is in charge of arrangements.

  He was born Nov. 26, 1918, in Zurich, and was raised in Harlem. In addition to farming, he worked for the Great Northern Railway from age 18 until retiring in 1973.

  He served in the Army from 1942-45. In 1941 he married Joann J. Melenbrink in Chinook.

  After the war, he and his wife began farming west of Harlem and raised Black Angus cattle and hay. They farmed until 1973, when he sold the farm and moved into Harlem.

  Survivors, all of Harlem, include his wife and four brothers, Peter Leo, Chris Leo,Melvin Leo and Larry Leo.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                     Thursday  June 11, 1998

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RAYMOND PAUL LEO

  HARLEM - Raymond Paul Leo, 79, died of natural causes Tuesday, June 9,1998, at the Northern Montana Hospital.

  Rosary service will be Friday, June 12, 1998, at 7 p.m. in St. Thomas Catholic Church of Harlem with  funeral Mass Saturday, June 13, at 3 p.m.    Burial will follow with military honors in the Harlem Cemetery.

  He was born in Zurich on Nov. 26, 1918, to Sam and Elodie Landyt Leo. He was raised in Harlem along with six brothers and one sister.

  He began working for the Great Northern Railway at 18, following the footsteps of his father. He continued his career until 1973 when he retired for health reasons.

  He entered the U.S. Army in 1942, serving first with the Combat Engineers and later transfered to the railroad Battalion. He saw duty in Italy and North Africa before his discharge in 1945.

He married Joann J. Melenbrink in Chinook on Nov. 17, 1941.

  When he returned from the service,they sold their property in town and purchased the former Elmer Hulse farm 4.5 miles west of Harlem. They raised hay and registered Black Angus cattle.

  They farmed from 1952 to 1973 at which time they sold the farm to Brian Perkins and moved back to Harlem.

  He is survived by his wife, Joann Leo of Harlem; brothers, Peter, Chris, Melvin, and Larry Leo all of Harlem.

  He was preceded in death by his parents,brothers Roy, James and twin brother Frank.

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THE SENTINEL                                         Wednesday  June 11, 1998

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RAYMOND PAUL LEO

  HARLEM - Raymond Paul Leo, 79, of Harlem died of natural causes Tuesday, June 9, 1998  at a the Northern Montana Hospital.

   He was born in Zurich on Nov. 26, 1918, to Sam and Elodie Landyt Leo. He  was raised in Harlem along with six brothers and one sister.

  He began working for the Great Northern Railway at 18, following the footsteps of his father. He continued his career until 1973 when he retired for health reasons.

  He entered the U.S. Army in 1942, serving first with the Combat Engineers and later transfered to the railroad Battalion. He saw duty in Italy and North Africa before his discharge in 1945.

  He married Joann J. Melenbrink in Chinook on Nov. 17, 1941.

  When he returned from service, they sold their property in town and purchased the former Elmer Hulse farm 4.5 miles west of Harlem. They raised hay and Registered Black Angus cattle. They farmed from 1952 to 1973 at which time they sold the farm to Brian Perkins and moved back to Harlem.

  He is survived by his wife, Joann Leo of Harlem; brothers, Peter, Chris, Melvin and Larry Leo all of Harlem.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Roy, James and twin brother Frank.

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THE BLAINE COUNTY JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION              Wednesday  June 17, 1998

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RAYMOND LEO

  HARLEM - Raymond Paul Leo, 79, died of natural causes in  the Northern Montana Hospital in Havre on Tuesday, June 9, 1998. A Rosary service was on Friday, June 12, 1998, at 7 p.m. in the  St. Thomas Catholic Church of Harlem with  Funeral Mass on Saturday, June 12, 1998, at 3 p.m. Burial with military honors followed in the Harlem Cemetery. Arrangements were by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

  Ray was born in Zurich, Montana on November 26, 1918, to Sam and Elodie (Landyt) Leo. He  was raised in Harlem along with six brothers and one sister.  At the age of 18 he followed in his father's footsteps and began working for the Great Northern Railway.(a job he held until 1973 when he retired for health reasons.

  In 1942 Ray entered the U.S. Army, serving first with the Combat Engineers and later transfered to the Railroad Battalion. He saw duty in Italy and North Africa before his discharge in 1945.

  He married Joann J. Melenbrink in Chinook on November 17, 1941, and when Ray returned from service, they sold their property in town and purchased the former Elmer Hulse farm located four ans a half miles west of Harlem. There raised hay and Registered Black Angus cattle. They farmed from 1952 to 1973 at which time they sold the farm to Brian Perkins and moved back into Harlem.

  He is survived by his wife, Joann  of Harlem; four brothers, Peter, Chris, Melvin and Larry Leo all of Harlem; and one sister Leona Woods of Malta.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Roy, James and twin brother Frank.

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THE BLAINE COUNTY JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION              Wednesday  June 24, 1998

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THANK YOU

  Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped during the loss of our husband, brother and uncle.

  To all our friends who kept us in prayers, for all the cards, flowers, memorials and other kind deeds.

  A special thank you for Irene O'Leary and Dorothy Harris for the beatiful vigil service. Father Marcel for the funeral mass, Lorraine Mulonet for the music and soloist Ben Hall.

                  God Bless You All,

                  Jo Leo

                  Pauline Leo & family

                  Pete & Evie Leo & family

                  Chris Leo & family

                  Leona Woods & family

                  Melvin & Paulette Leo & family

                  Larry Leo & family

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