Leonard M. Gay, age 84, of Stanley, passed away unexpectedly on
Friday, May 23, 2014 at his home.
He was born on September 15, 1929 in Milwaukee, the son of the
late Edward & Ann (Rembleski) Gay. The family moved just west of
Gilman when he was a young boy. He grew up in Gilman attending
area schools. Leonard joined the Army to fight in the Korean Conflict
where he was severely injured. After that he worked in Ely, MN as a
lumberjack, worked construction for a time in Milwaukee, and was a
bridge builder in Wisconsin before moving back to help run the family
farm. Leonard sold the farm and moved to Stanley in 1991.
He loved going to auctions and buying “treasures.” Leonard also was an
avid outdoorsman but most of all loved deer hunting.
He is survived by his brothers, Raymond of Cornell, Richard (Ann) of
Sun City West, Ari., Robert (Pamela) of Chippewa Falls, and William of
Coon Rapids, MN, one sister, Kathleen (Donald) Winn of Brooklyn
Center, MN, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was
preceded in death by his parents and brother Walter.
Funeral services will be at 11:30AM on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at
the Plombon Funeral Home-Stanley. Father Madanu Sleeva Raja
officiating. Burial will follow at the Oakland Cemetery with military rites by
the Gilman American Legion. Visitation will be Wednesday morning from
10AM until time of service. Memorials are appreciated to the VFW in