The National Prohibitionist reports that Pletten was born on November 29, 1946 to parents Einard and Velora Pletten in Tyler, MN. Pletten worked as a Personnel Management Specialist in the Army before retiring and becoming active in the Prohibition Party as the state chairman of the party’s Michigan affiliate, as well as treasurer of the national party. He was Gene Amondson’s running mate in ’04 and ’08. According to the National Prohibitionist, “His most important service to the Party was preparing the legal defense against Earl Dodge’s lawsuit seeking control of the Pennock Trust income.”
According to his obituary, posted here at Echo Press:
Leroy passed away at the age of 68 of liver toxicity due to an allergic reaction to dietary supplements on Thursday, April 23, 2015.
Leroy was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Donald and Calvin.
He is survived by sisters, Anita (Chris) Guelcher of Minneapolis, Carol (David) Braaten of Farwell, Gloria Wartner of Cyrus; brother, Ronald (Elizabeth) Pletten of Anoka; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 2 at 11 a.m. at Glenwood United Parish Church, 10 17th Ave. NE, Glenwood; with visitation one hour prior to the service.
Inurnment (sic) will be at a later date since he chose to donate his body to the University of Minnesota Medical and Science Department in hopes of helping future generations through medical research.