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Leonard J. Petite Jr.

 

October 17, 2022

Leonard J. Petite Jr.

October 12, 1985 - October 15, 2022

Leonard James Petite Jr., age 37, of Duluth, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2022, in Duluth. Lenny was born on October 12, 1985, to Leonard Petite Sr. and Susan Bills in Duluth. He lived in Duluth with his mother and two brothers, Kevin and Little John. During his childhood he enjoyed being around animals and playing football. Lenny graduated from Duluth East High School in 2003. After graduation, he worked in maintenance at the Fond-du-Luth Casino and the Black Bear Casino. Lenny had one son, Chase. He enjoyed fishing, camping, going to Pow wow's and hanging out with his brothers.

Lenny is survived by his father, Leonard Petite Sr. of Sawyer, Minnesota; mother, Susan Bills of Duluth; siblings, Kevin Petite, Desiree Petite, Rylan Petite, James Petite, Sabrina Petite, Margaret Summer, Adian Petite, Alexander Petite, Nicolette Sadler, and Natasha Sadler; aunties, Ann (Russ), Candy, Dianna, Sueann, Suzette, Shirley, Peggie (Roy), Mary, and Carol (Dave); uncles, Phillip and David (Toni); special nieces, Cicene and Jericha; special nephews, Jericho and Edward; special cousins, Phillip and Velvet; and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his siblings, John, Dakota, and baby Margaret; aunties, Leatrice, Linda, Karen, Chickadee, Sketter, and Punpkin; and uncles, Michael Jr., Bobby, and Billie.

Traditional Wake will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Fond du Lac Cultural Center with spiritual advisor speaking at 6 p.m., and will continue until the 10 a.m. traditional service on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Interment will be in the Old Holy Family Cemetery. Arrangements are with Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet.

Services

Traditional Wake

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

5:00 PM

Fond du Lac Cultural Center

1713 Mizhakii Road

Cloquet, MN

Traditional Service

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

10:00 AM

Fond du Lac Cultural Center

1713 Mizhakii Road

Cloquet, MN

 

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