Vincent LeGare, 85, of Minneota, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 10 at 11 a.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota with Father Zachary Peterson officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 9 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home of Minneota with a rosary service at 4 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.
Vincent Donald LeGare was born on May 6, 1933 in Comfrey, MN to Phillip and Valeria (Schwendinger) LeGare. He was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic faith.
Vince attended and graduated from Fairfax High School. On May 11, 1961, he was united in marriage to Darlene Brau in Lucan, MN.
They made their home in Minneota and had two children, Kim and Chad. Vince spent most of his life selling feed for WR Grace, which later on changed to Cargill.
His tenure there was spent as a traveling salesmen where he met many friends. Vince was a lawn perfectionist and was the only one who knew how to mow his lawn correctly.
He enjoyed riding his bike around town and could often be seen with his dog, Ginger, accompanying him in the passenger basket.
He began each day riding his bike down to the Round Up where he would spend the mornings shaking dice and the afternoons playing card games, “Bean” in particular.
Vince loved his grandchildren dearly and enjoyed following them throughout their high school activities.
Vince is survived by his wife, Darlene; children, Kim (Ken) Anderson, of Cold Spring, MN, and Chad LeGare, of Alexandria, MN; grandchildren, Alec, Abby, and Andrew Anderson, and Austin and Colten LeGare; brother, Jim LeGare; sister, Cathy Samlaska; sister-in-law, Gladys LeGare; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mary Schmitz, and Sister Valeria LeGare; six brothers, Joe, Ted, Robert, Phillip Jr., Richard, and Father Paul LeGare.