Bishop LeRoy V. ``Roy'', age 81, of Wayzata. Former 44-year resident of Shorewood. Born April 7, 1921, died Oct. 30, 2002. Roy graduated from Mpls Vocational High School with a certificate in tailoring. He retired in 1986 from Hoigard's Inc. after 25 years of service. Roy was a member of the MN Territorial Pioneers. He was particularly proud that his grandfather, Thornton Bishop, came to MN prior to statehood and married a Chippewa woman, Adelia (Equay-We-Dok) and farmed in the Sunrise area. Roy's other memberships included the MN State Historical Society and the Teamsters Union. Preceded in death by parents, Jefferson Delmont Bishop & Ruth (Holmberg) Bishop; brothers, Woodrow, Pete and Einer and sisters, Grace, Irene, Sydney and Ebba; and son, John Delmont Bishop. Survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Ellen; daughter, Jan (Jerry) Ernst of Prior Lake; sons, Jeff (Marie) Bishop of Minnetrista and Joel (fiancee Cindy Kubu) Bishop of Iowa City, IA; grandchildren, Jason Ernst, Tina, Connor and Hunter Bishop; sisters, Bernice ``Bunny'' Billison of Maplewood and Pearl Bishop of CA; many nieces and nephews. Memorial service Friday, Nov. 8, 2002 at 10 am, Huber Funeral Home Chapel, 520 2nd St., Excelsior. Private family interment, Sunrise Cemetery, Sunrise, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Hennepin County Humane Society, MN Territorial Pioneers, or the MN State Historical Society. Huber Funeral Homes Excelsior Chapel 952-474-9595

Published on November 3, 2002

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