SLEEPY EYE – Leona Kleinfehn, 95, of the Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye and formerly of New Ulm, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at the Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm with Monsignor Douglas Grams celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery in New Ulm. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, NORTH CHAPEL, in New Ulm. To leave an online condolence or to sign the guest book for her family go to www.mvfh.org.
Leona is survived by her daughters, Sharon Stroeing and husband John of New Ulm, Ramona Jentz and husband Steve of Castle Rock, Colo.; five grandchildren, Stacy (Jentz) Berg and husband Shawn of Fairmont, Brian Jentz and wife Geraldine of Bruges, Belgium, Cari (Stroeing) Altmann and husband Patrick of Farmington, Craig Stroeing and wife Jennifer of Fairbault, Timothy Stroeing and wife Lisa of Wadena; nine great-grandchildren; and sister, Bernice Marthaler of Wadena.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roderick Kleinfehn; sisters, Margaret Bueckers, Adeline Atkinson, Irma Gerads, Walburga Rakotz, Frieda Gerads, Rogaria Mehr; brothers, Clements and LeRoy Bueckers.
Leona Bernadina Bueckers was born on Nov. 18, 1918 in Freeport to John and Frances (Fisher) Bueckers. She attended the St. Rosa country school in St. Rosa. On April 27, 1943, Leona was united in marriage to Roderick Kleinfehn in Freeport. After marriage, they farmed in West Union Township, Stearns County until 1966 when they moved to New Ulm. Leona was a housewife and homemaker her entire life. She enjoyed crocheting, fishing, and going on walks, but she especially loved spending time with her family. She was a resident of the Divine Providence Community Home since April 18, 2008. Leona was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. The family prefers memorials to Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm, or to the donor’s choice.