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Leon R. Cherro

November 19, 1941 — May 2, 2022

Leon “Leo” Cherro, 80, of Aurora, MN passed away on May 2, 2022 at home in the loving care of his family. 

He was born November 19, 1941 to Mary (DeLuca) and Angelo R. Cherro.  Leo graduated from Aurora High School and was a lifelong resident.  In 1966, he married Beverly (Palokangas) and enjoyed 49 years of marriage until her death in 2015.  He was employed by LTV Mining Company retiring after 36 years. 

During his retirement he enjoyed driving school bus for Mesabi East, traveling, going to sporting events, tinkering around his property, socializing within the community, and most of all spending time with his family. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Bev, son Tim, siblings Carmella, James, Arthur, Stella and Agnes. 

Leo is survived by his brother John, son Thomas (Cindy) Cherro, daughter Mary Cherro, grandchildren Michael (Heather), Kaylee (Cole), Hannah, Hope, Brandon, Casey, Tim Jr. and Eli; great grandchildren Aiden, Gabi, Jason, Vinny, Mason and Jak.  He is also survived by his special friend Norma Forsman. 

Memorial Mass will be 10am Wednesday May 11, 2022 at Our Lady of Hope Parish (Holy Rosary) in Aurora MN.  Friends may gather one hour prior at the church.  Interment will follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Aurora.  Arrangements by Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora.


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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Holy Rosary Catholic Church

16 W 5th Ave N, Aurora, MN 55705

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