John LeDoux, diocesan archivist, dies

By | February 13, 2013

In his position, LeDoux was responsible for the official records for the diocese ranging from parish historical documents to diocesan legal papers. In a March 2001 interview with The Compass, LeDoux said that the work has stayed the same over the years, but the technology has changed.

“It is still appraising, arranging and organizing records or papers in your charge,” he said. “The methods have changed. You may now do a photo exhibit electronically unlike in the past, but the nature of the mission remains the same. I enjoy the variety of the job. I like working for a Catholic institution with a family environment.”

Deacon Tim Reilly, general director of the Diocesan Curia, described LeDoux as a person with a “heart of gold, (who) always had a funny quip to add to a conversation and was a consummate professional.”

LeDoux was active in his children’s activities, including serving as their soccer coach, and enjoyed songwriting, movies, history and cheering for the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins.

LeDoux is survived by his wife, Margaret (Daugherty); his three children, Michael, Kelly and Heather; brothers-in-law, John (Marie), Joe (Jackie), Kevin (Yvonne), Tom (Andrea) and Pat (Marion); nieces, nephews, other relatives, colleagues and friends.

The funeral Mass was celebrated on Feb. 11 at St. Mary Church in Elm Grove.

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