July 4, 1928 ~ January 24, 2022

Born in: Medicine Lake, Montana
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

After 93 years of life, Leonard J. LaJimodiere went to be with his beloved wife, Dorothy, in Heaven on January 24, 2022. Leonard’s passion was his family. His four daughters meant everything to him as did his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His final days were spent talking with his daughters either in person or on video chats. He spoke with his grandchildren until the end. He left this world knowing their love for him.

Visitation will be held at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan Monday, January 31, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm with Deacon Kevin Morris praying the Rosary at 7:30 pm. A funeral Mass will take place at 12:00 pm (noon) Tuesday, February 1, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bryan with Reverend Monsignor John A. McCaffrey officiating and Deacon Kevin Morris, son-in-law to Mr. LaJimodiere assisting. A Christian burial with Military Honors will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Bryan.

Leonard was born July 4, 1928, in Medicine Lake, Montana to John and Diana (Beaupre) LaJimodiere. He graduated from Glasgow High School in Glasgow, Montana in 1945. He joined the Army shortly after graduation. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. There he fought in the Battle of Okinawa and was later involved in the Allied Occupation of Japan after the surrender. Following military service, he came back home to Montana to attend college on the GI Bill. It was in college that he met the love of his life, Dorothy Wagner. They would be married at St. Ann’s Cathedral in Great Falls, Montana on August 23, 1952.

Leonard went on to become a chemist and fire assayer in the copper and gold mining industries. He worked for the Anaconda Company in Montana and the Callahan Mining Company in Michigan. His jobs would take the family from Great Falls, Montana to Butte, Montana and then to Marquette, Michigan.

It was in these places that he and his wife made homes. They raised their daughters in the Catholic faith. They were positive role models for what a family should be. They took their daughters on vacations and simply enjoyed family time. They raised their daughters to become independent, spirited young women. He was so proud of each of them and always prayed for them.

Leonard is survived by his daughters Cynthia LaJimodiere of Bryan, Texas; Katherine Kaney of Loves Park, Illinois; Cheryl (Kevin) Morris of Amarillo, Texas; and Cheri Sprague of Hamilton, New Jersey. He is survived by his grandchildren Andrew (Jessica) Kaney, Kristina Kaney, Matthew (Brooke) Kaney, Abigail Sprague, Eric Bloomer, Travis Bloomer, Michael Bloomer, and Christopher Morris. He is also survived by his great grandchildren Emma Kaney, Adeline Kaney, Bennett Kaney, Chloe Kaney, and Claire Kaney.
Leonard is preceded in death by his wife Dorothy; son, Stephen LaJimodiere, his parents John and Diana LaJimodiere; his sisters, Mary Hettman, Mae McLaughlin, Leona Olson, Marian Wells, and Patricia Abele, his brother Edward LaJimodiere; and his son-in-law, Thomas Sprague.

The family would like to thank the staff of Accel at College Station Nursing Facility for their care of Leonard this past few months. They would also like to thank the staff of the Baylor Scott and White Medical Center of College Station for their kindness in administering to the needs of Leonard and his family in his final days on this earth.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 507 E. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803. You may view his Book of Memories™ at CallawayJones.com.

Services

Visitation: January 31, 2022 6:30 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801

979-822-3717
https://callawayjones.com

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel
Rosary: January 31, 2022 7:30 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801

979-822-3717
https://callawayjones.com

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel
Mass of Christian Burial: February 1, 2022 12:00 pm

St. Joseph Catholic Church
507 East 26th Street
Bryan, TX 77803

(979) 822-2721
https://www.stjosephbcs.org

Interment: February 1, 2022 1:15 pm

Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery
2801 Old Kurten Rd
Bryan, TX 77803

(979) 822-2721
http://mtcalvarybcs.com

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  1. Not knowing Leonard Joseph Lajimodiere, His grandson Matthew his shared great memories of his Grandfather with me that touched my heart deeply leaving great respect , honor, and love for
    Leoard Lajimodiere

    Love
    Chuck Heidtke

  2. it’s times like this when it’s time to share good memories, of Leonard Joseph, and how he inspired
    his grandson Matthew Joseph, to do the same!!
    Leonard Joseph Loved his family and friends in a very special way that he was a special gift from God for his family and friends.
    Matthew Joseph shares that same special love with his family and friends also today,
    I can truly attest to that, because, Matthew Joseph has been a special gift of God too me!!!

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