Leoncio T. Tomenes, age 74, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at his home in Hutchinson.
Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 1:00 P.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson with interment at a later date in the Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral chapel.
Military Honors by the Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad.
Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.
Leoncio “Lee” Thompson Tomenes was born on February 21, 1947, in Zamboanga City, Philippines. He was the son of Leoncio and Lucia Thompson Tomenes. Lee was baptized as an infant in Quezon City, Philippines. Lee’s family legally immigrated to the United States in 1961. He received his education in Hollywood California and was a graduate of the Hollywood High School Class of 1966.
Lee voluntarily enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served his country during the Vietnam War where he served four tours of duty. He received an Honorable Discharge on April 15, 1971.
After serving his country, Lee returned to California where he met his first wife Debbie Pottorff and the two had three children: Allan, Emily, and Belinda Tomenes. He later met his soulmate, Cynthia Ann Wilson. Lee and Cindy married on January 16, 1992, and had two more children: Mary and David Tomenes. Lee and Cindy moved to Minnesota to provide a better life for their children and found a home in Hutchinson. They shared thirty-five wonderful years together and have ten grandchildren: Kayla, Kylie, Brendan, Jacob, Leoncio M., and Benjamin Tomenes, Alexa and Zoe DeBruhl, Madison Garrison, and Maria Rose Ashley VanAusdle.
One of Lee’s legacies will be the countless lives he touched. Lee raised and cared for countless babies and children. “Grandmaster Lee” impacted the lives of many in our community through the subtle way he offered his thoughts and wisdom to others. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Lee passed away on April 28, 2021. Even on his deathbed, Lee showed exceptional strength. He was surrounded by his loved ones until the moment of his death. The family extends special thanks to Justin Hansen, Bre Hoppe, Jess Paulson, and Owen Anderson for their compassionate care of Lee up to and during his final hours.
Blessed be his memory.
Lee is survived by his:
Wife, Cynthia Tomenes of Hutchinson, MN;
Children, Allan Tomenes of Hutchinson, MN,
Emily Garrison of Victorville, CA,
Belinda Tomenes of Litchfield, MN,
Mary Tomenes of Hutchinson, MN,
David Tomenes of Stillwater, MN;
Grandchildren, Kayla Tomenes, Kylie Tomenes, Brendan Tomenes, Jacob Tomenes, Leoncio M. Tomenes, Benjamin A. Tomenes, Alexa and Zoe DeBruhl, Madison Garrison, and Maria Rose Ashley VanAusdle;
Sisters, Lucille Todd of Waupun, WI,
Lorraine Hall of Rowlett, TX;
Many other relatives and friends.
Lee is preceded in death by his Parents, Leoncio and Lucia Tomenes.