Hockey 03

Leonard Lee Green

October 2, 1948 ~ March 19, 2021 (age 72)


Your Best

If you always try your best

Then you’ll never have to wonder

About what you could have done

If you’d summoned all your thunder.

And if your best

Was not as good

As you hoped it would be,

You still could say,

“I gave today all that I had in me.”

By Barbara Vance


Leonard believed in the Bible, paying tithes, and working for what you want in life.

Leonard L. Green, 72, of Duluth, MN passed away on March 19, 2021 at Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation Center after a 3-year illness of Alzheimer’s.

Leonard was born to Edward and Susie Green on Oct. 2, 1948 in Duluth, MN. He graduated from Duluth Central high School in 1967. While at Central he participated in hockey, track, and football. Leonard was passionate about playing hockey and did so wherever he lived.

Leonard was a proud honorably discharged U.S. Army Veteran. He had multiple occupations during his lifetime. He worked at the DTA, Edison Schools, and was a mariner. No job was too small for him. He also had a lawn care business, did upholstery, collected scrap iron, and installed fences.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Susie; and ex-wife, Mary VanDerveer.

Leonard is survived by his daughters, Primula Green and Takiiya Thygeson-Green; granddaughter Shanice; great-granddaughter, SaRae; sisters, Lela (Niko) Elfundi, Letha Houston and Mary Hamilton; brothers, Jesse, Edward, “Sonny”, Gerald, Bruce, and Vernon (Karen) Green; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Public visitation will be held from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Friday, March 26th at Sunrise Funeral Home, 4798 Miller Trunk Hwy, following a private funeral service (which will be recorded for those who cannot attend). Interment at Sunrise Memorial Park Cemetery at 11:00am on Monday, March 29th.


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Leonard Lee Green, please visit our floral store.


March 26, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunrise Funeral Home and Cremation Services & Cemetery
4798 Miller Trunk Hwy
Hermantown, MN

Private Service
March 26, 2021

Sunrise Funeral Home and Cremation Services & Cemetery
4798 Miller Trunk Hwy
Hermantown, MN

Please note
FOR FLORISTS: Deliveries can be made to Sunrise Funeral Home at 11:00 am on Friday, March 26th to ensure family receives them in time for their private service.
© 2021 Sunrise Funeral Home Cremation Services - Cemetery. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy