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Leo Robert Vaag of Sierra Vista, AZ passed away March 29th at the age of 93. “Bob” had been a resident of Prestige Assisted Living for nearly 5 years and was able to spend his last days there. His only niece, Carol Johnson, her husband Paul, and his great-niece, Karen Irving (all of Sierra Vista) spent numerous hours with him near the end. He also had the care, love, and support from staff and friends at Prestige.
Leo was born and raised near Halstad, MN, the youngest of 6 children. He lived most of his life in Downey, CA until moving to AZ to be close to family. He was retired from the City of Los Angeles. Leo was a World War II Veteran serving in the Navy aboard the USS Texas.
Leo was an avid fisherman including deep sea fishing off the coast of Mexico and he loved to talk about his adventures. He also enjoyed hunting, bowling and garage sales. He had a quick, unique sense of humor, even is his last days.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine. He is survived by 1 niece, Carol Johnson (Paul), 1 nephew, Gene Clark, great-nieces, Karen Irving, Sharon O’Connor, Bonnie (Reinhardt) Beloussow, Beth (Michael) Gatlin, and great-nephews, Tom (Laurie) Clark, Jim Kirk, John (Randi) Johnson, and several great-great nieces & nephews.
Graveside services will be at Rose Hills Mortuary, Whittier, CA on Monday, April 9th at 3 PM. There will be a viewing from 2 to 2:30 PM. John Johnson will represent the family.
In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity, if desired.
Published: April 5, 2012 – Volume 10 – Issue 51