He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Helen Patraw; by his loving wife, Mary; brothers, Russ, Rodney and Butch; son, LeRoy Powers and daughter, Natalie Powers. He is survived by two sons, Jack (Heidi) Powers, and Lenny (Diana) Patraw; five daughters, Jill (Joe) Biljan, Candy (Paul) Hoffmann, Gail Powers, Rochelle (Rick) Hendren, and Cindy (Douglas) Patraw-Murphy; one brother, seven sisters and 32 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel with Rev. Howard Skulstad officiating. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery in St. Paul.