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Leslie Frank Holappa

03/19/1953 - 05/16/2021

Leslie Frank Holappa, 68, of Embarrass passed away Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s in Duluth.

Leslie was born March 19, 1953 in Virginia to Edwin and Dorothy (Koski) Holappa. He worked at Pepsi for 41 years, retiring in 2016. Leslie was a volunteer at Essential Health, 3rd Floor Care Center. He loved fishing, music, and car shows, especially ones with old cars and Fords. Spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren brought him great joy.

Survivors include his wife, Candace Holappa; 3 children: Shelley (Mark) Curtiss, Kari (Dennis) Beaulieu, and Leslie “L.J.” Holappa; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Leslie was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers; and 2 sisters.

A Memorial service will be held Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Range Funeral Home in Virginia at 11:00 am with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. Pastor Brian Birk will officiate. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home of Virginia and Hibbing.

2 thoughts on “Leslie Frank Holappa”

  1. Pat Simberg says:

    Les was a terrific person and a very willing worker. He only worked one winter for us at the town hall but we were looking forward to many more in the future. He was always willing to do whatever we asked of him. It was quite a shock to hear of his passing. I am so sorry for the family’s loss.

  2. Deborha Kahn says:

    Many thoughts, hugs and prayers to Candy and her family.

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Saturday 5/22/2021 at 11:00 AM
Range Funeral Homes, 16th Street North, Virginia, MN, USA

Visitation begins at 10:00 AM