Sept. 21, 1943 – July 5, 2012
Leroy R. Pallen of Waukesha, surrounded by his family, found peace on Thursday, July 5, 2012, after a lengthy illness at age 68. He was the beloved husband of Kathy (nee Klingler) for 42 years. He was the cherished father of Sherri (Marc) Mersol and Brian Pallen; dear brother of Ellamay Konkel, Michael (Carol) Pallen, Alice (Don) Strum and Dorothy Zimmer.
Lee is survived by mother-in-law Grace Klingler, and is brother-in-law of Sharon (Jerry) Wright, Bill (Connie) Klingler, Anne (Ray) Erbe, Michael (Linda) Klingler and Don Olson. He was the caring uncle of many wonderful nieces and nephews and the special godfather of Tom, Jody and Matthew. He will be deeply missed by his hunting buddies many cousins, other relatives and friends.
Lee has joined eternal life with his infant son, Patrick; his parents, Michael and Eugenia Pallen; sister Evelyn Olson; brothers-in-law Dan Konkel, Terry Zimmer, Ronald Klingler, and his father-in-law, Erwin Klingler. Lee was employed at Amerigas for over 30 years. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 9, 2012, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2400 Highway 59, Waukesha. The Mass of Christian burial will begin at 12:30 p.m. Memorials to St. John Neumann Catholic Church would be appreciated. Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 1875 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield, is serving the family. For details, call 827-0659 or visitwww.churchandchapel.com
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