Titus Leon G., age 91, died April 3rd. He was born on March 25, 1912 in Letcher, South Dakota. His passion was music which included playing clarinet, directing bands, arranging and composing music. He retired in 1976 after 15 years on the music faculty at Concordia College, St. Paul. He and his wife enjoyed traveling including a six month trip around the world. After retirement from Concordia, he operated a home remodeling business. He became interested in and developed a talent for wood turning. He gathered wood from different parts of the country and studied with other master wood turners including a trip to England to study. He is survived by his wife Irene of 65 years; sister, Dessa White; children Je' Titus, Jean (Lambert) Krinke and Joanne (Jeff) Wright; 8 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Leon was preceded in death by sisters, Gladys, Edna, Mabel; and brother, Edward. Visitation is April 8, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Holcomb-Henry-Boom Funeral Home, 536 N Snelling Ave, St. Paul, 651-646-2844 and from 1:00 pm until time of service at church. Funeral service at Jehovah Lutheran Church - St. Paul at 2:00 pm April 9. Memorials preferred to Titus Band Scholarship, Concordia University, 275 N. Syndicate St, St. Paul, MN.

Published on April 6, 2003

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