Leon E. Simpson


Leon Ernest Simpson, age 63, died Tuesday, January 4, 2022 from natural causes at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St Marys Emergency Department.

Leon was born on October 3, 1958 in Chicago, IL to William and Annie (Barnes)  Simpson. He graduated from Fort Dearbond Elementary School and Calumet High School. He worked for a very long time until he was unable to due to medical issues. Leon lived most of his adulthood in Chicago, IL and then he moved onto Rockford, IL and then Rochester, MN. His last move was to Canton, MN.

Leon’s hobby was making CDs and he loved his movie collection. He was a good person to whomever he was friends with and he was likeable person to all.

Leon is survived by his daughter, LaShera Simpson and her daughter his granddaughter; his two sisters, Janis Simpson, Rosemary Simpson; one brother, Billy Simpson; a host of nephews, Larry McMullan, Tyrone McMullan, Michael Simpson, Patrick Simpson, Juan Thompson, Andre Hobbs; a host of nieces, Jamie Hobbs, Jasmine Hobbs, Jenny Simpson; and a host of great nieces and nephews, and cousins.

Leon is preceded in death by his mother and father, Annie and William Simpson; his sisters, Gloria, Dorothy and Gwendolyn Simpson; and his oldest brother, James Barnes.

Memorial Service will be held at 11:30am on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Rochester Baptist Church, 420 11th Avenue NE, Rochester, MN.

Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Leon may be shared at rochestercremationservicesmn.com

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