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Michael James LeDoux, Sr., 92, of Redwood Drive, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2014, in St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth and was welcomed into the arms of the Lord.

He was born in Brainerd, Minn on July 28, 1921, to William and Rose LeDoux. In his youth he worked in the CC Camps throughout Minnesota from 1937-1939. During this time he entertained tourists by feeding the wild black bears and developed his strong work ethic and love of the great outdoors.

On January 10, 1939 he married his childhood sweetheart, Wanda May Earls. He was a veteran of World War II having served in England, France, and Belgium. After his honorable discharge from the military he settled in Duluth with his family where he began a career working for the Duluth Public Works Department. He retired in 1979 as the Superintendent of Sanitary Services. Mike's many interests included hunting, fishing, and the endless pursuit of improving almost anything he had around the house. His love of the outdoors was passed on to his children and his grandchildren on numerous hunting and fishing trips. He was a faithful Christian attending services within his residing communities. He lived his life with integrity and honor and leaves countless grieving family members, friends, and colleagues. He was loved by many and will remain in the hearts of all those who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Rose LeDoux; his brothers, Fred, Leo, Philip, Paul, Theodore; sisters, Vivian, Audrey; son Michael LeDoux; son-in-law Frank Marczak; and granddaughter Brenda LeDoux-Berg.

He is survived by Wanda his beloved wife of 75 years; his children, Richard (Mary) LeDoux and Sandra Marczak; 6 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; brother; William (Jana) LeDoux; sisters, Irene (Vernon) Harris, Mary (William) Redden; and Daughter-in-law Lucia LeDoux.

A CELEBRATION OF MIKE'S LIFE: 11 a.m. July 28 2014 in Sunrise Funeral Home. Visitation for family and friends will occur one hour prior. Burial will take place at Sunrise Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by the Duluth Honor Guard, To leave an online Condolence see In lieu of flowers a memorial may be directed to Union Gospel Mission or to a memorial of your choice.