Jeffrey “Moose” LeRoy, 1967-2021

 

Jeffrey Alan “Moose” LeRoy, 54, of La Porte, Ind., passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

He was born Jan. 19, 1967, in La Porte to Robert and Elizabeth (Reichelt) LeRoy.

Jeffrey was a high school teacher for 26 years, serving in the La Porte Community Schools. He had most recently been a regional sales representative with Frito Lay. He served his country in the United States Navy Reserves.

Jeffrey graduated from La Porte High School and held a master’s degree in education from Ball State University. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Church in La Porte, and Knights of Columbus, St. Michael Council 1542 of La Porte, where he served as sergeant of arms.

Moose loved children and coached many teams at St Joe’s, Kesling and LaPorte High schools while a teacher. He will best be remembered for giving his time to help others, always giving more than he expected in return.

He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth “Beth” LeRoy of La Porte; daughter, Grace LeRoy (fiancé, Trevor Campbell) of Fort Wayne, Ind.; son, David LeRoy (Madison) of Pendleton, Ind.; granddaughter, Beatrice Elizabeth LeRoy; sisters, Mary Beth Wisler of La Porte and Linda Waters (Michael) of Brownsburg, Ind.; brother, Bob LeRoy of Mishawaka, Ind.; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, La Porte, where a vigil service will take place at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, at Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Church, La Porte, with Rev. Nate Edquist officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, La Porte.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert E. LeRoy Scholarship Fund, Unity Foundation of La Porte, 422 Franklin St., Suite C, Michigan City, Ind. 46360 (donate online at Robert E. LeRoy Scholarship Fund – Unity Foundation of La Porte County (uflc.net).

Messages of condolence may be posted below.

9 Responses to “Jeffrey “Moose” LeRoy, 1967-2021”

  1. Christine Morrow

    Jul 30. 2021

    Beth, Grace, David and families
    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. We had alot of wonderful memories with your family at St. Joe !
    PRAYERS for your family through this difficult time! RIP JEFF!

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    • Kathi (Harnett) Barker

      Aug 01. 2021

      LeRoys (every last one of you),

      This is such a punch in the gut. Moose was probably my favorite LeRoy out of all y’all (no offense, Linda)! My little brother said to me, after quite a long conversation, that Moose was the guy who would wake up every morning and ask himself, “How can I make this world a better place today?”

      My heart aches for you all.

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  2. John Decker

    Jul 30. 2021

    LeRoy family,

    Moose was always such a positive guy to be around. I remember many good times hanging out with him and David, talking football, baseball, and movies. He will be missed dearly.

    My prayers are with the LeRoy family.

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  3. Dan Sippel

    Jul 30. 2021

    Moose and I went to St. Joe’s together since the 1st Grade. Prayers for the friends and family! God bless!

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  4. Caleb and Deb Hunter

    Jul 30. 2021

    Deepest condolences to the LeRoy family. Thanks to Jeff for his many years of dedicated service to the students and teachers of the LPCSC.

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  5. Tessa Mondt

    Jul 31. 2021

    My heart is heavy for you all. He was a great man, always there for all of use kids growing up. We could come over whenever and play and eat grapes off the vines! Truly one of the warmest humans I have ever met. Best wishes with love.

    Tessa

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  6. Amy Burris

    Jul 31. 2021

    Dear Leroy family, I am so very sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. My prayers are with you all as go forth. May God give you peace and strength. Jeff was a fun guy.

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  7. Nancy Griffith Hunt

    Jul 31. 2021

    Beth, Bob, Mary, and Linda,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I watched Moose grow up and he was always so sweet and kind. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Sincerely,
    Nancy

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  8. Andrea Sontag (fia Swanson)

    Aug 01. 2021

    My sympathies and prayers to the LeRoy Family. As a fellow St. Joe School parent he was so supportive of the kids there and of his LPCSC classroom students! It was great having his home available for those weather delays when the kids needed a place to go to. Thanks to Jeff for being my son’s confirmation sponsor, he was that kind of guy. Jeff was always so positive and with a smile on his face. He will be missed.

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