Warren LeClerc, 70, of Grand Forks, ND, was called home by his Heavenly Father on May 24, 2018, at Dunseith Community Nursing Home, Dunseith, ND.
Warren LeClerc, 70, of Grand Forks, ND, was called home by his Heavenly Father on May 24, 2018, at Dunseith Community Nursing Home, Dunseith, ND. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 31 at 1 a.m. in the Amundson Funeral Home in Grand Forks. Visitation will be one hour before service time. Burial will be Friday June 1 at 3 p.m. in Drayton, ND. Warren Lyle LeClerc was born Nov. 14, 1947, in Devils Lake, ND, the youngest of eight children blessed to Alex and Mae (Schumacher) LeClerc. He was tender-hearted and from a young age showed a special empathy for those less fortunate or treated disrespectfully. Intuitively, throughout his life Warren could see when someone’s light was being diminished by the words and actions of others and felt called to intervene. Warren attended school in Devils Lake, spending summers on the family farm near Drayton. During the Vietnam War, he served with the 46th Airborne Green Beret, stationed in Thailand, an experience that would profoundly influence his life. He went on to attend Hartnell College in Salinas, Calif., where he also operated a hotel. In 1980, Warren was united in Marriage to Colette (Hefter) LeClerc. The couple made their home in Grand Forks where daughter Kelsie was born in 1986. Warren had an entrepreneurial spirit, which combined with talent and passion for cooking led him to open The Pantry Restaurant in Grand Forks, where he served as co-owner and operator for many years. He later turned his rural Grand Forks property into an RV Park, welcoming travelers from several states and countries. Many returned annually and became dear friends. In 2000, Warren was hired as a security officer at Red River High School, retiring in 2014. He loved and cared about young people. His humor and willingness to truly listen and empathize with their personal struggles, big and small, endeared him to many students over the years. A private person, who valued humility and championed anyone blazing their own unique path in life, Warren was also deeply spiritual. While peace often alluded him in his earthly life, he believed in his Lord and Savior and now knows the peace and joy that passes all understanding. Warren is survived by; his daughter, Kelsie Leclerc, Grand Forks; sisters, Lillian (Gordon) Shafer, Detroit Lakes, MN, and Rosalie (James) Ringstrom, Encinitas, CA; brothers, Dale (Betsy) LeClerc, Monterey, CA, Ray (Judy) LeClerc, Grand Forks, Ron LeClerc, Bismarck, ND; ex-spouse and friend, Colette LeClerc; and many nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Beverly (LeClerc) Schmidt, and brother, Gerald LeClerc; brother-in-law, Leo Schmidt; sisters-in-law, Myrna LeClerc and Luella LeClerc; and many dear relatives and friends. Arrangements are with the Amundson Funeral Home of Grand Forks, www.amundsonfuneralhome.com.