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Leon Paul Schimbeno

August 24, 1925 August 16, 2013
Leon Paul Schimbeno
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Obituary for Leon Paul Schimbeno

Worthington, MN

      Leon Paul Schimbeno, age 87, died on Friday, August 16, 2013 at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington. He was born on August 24, 1925 in Mankato, Minnesota to Paul and Margaret Schimbeno. After completing high school at Lincoln High School in June of 1943, he joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Mediterranean and other areas in the South Pacific. After serving our country, he attended Mankato State University and graduated with a B.S. in mathematics and physical education in 1950.
      Leon was united in marriage to Bernilla Frances Christianson on July 30, 1950 at Storden Baptist Church in Storden, Minnesota. He taught for three years at Storden High School, two years at Fulda High School, and then moved to Worthington where he taught for thirty-one years. During his teaching years, he also coached baseball, football, track, and golf.
      Outside of his love for his family and faith in God, golf was third on his list. He not only enjoyed playing golf but was a master at custom making and repairing clubs. His enjoyment of the game spread throughout the family offering many fun moments and memories for all.
      Leon is survived by his wife, Chris Schimbeno of Worthington, MN; four children, Gary Schimbeno of Storden, MN, Terry Johnson of Coon Rapids, MN, Shari Hill of Plymouth, MN, and Jeri Hughes of Nisswa, MN; eight grandchildren, Bianca Noble, Brandi Jangula, Brock Schimbeno, Katie Mades, Turi Wiedner, Hannah Hill, Lucas Hughes, and Ali Hughes; seven great-grandchildren Trevor and Kailey Noble, Brayden, Wyett, and Peyton Jangula, Maddie and Landon Mades, and nephews, Dan and Ron Schimbeno. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Margaret Schimbeno, and brother, Lyle Schimbeno,
      Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at 1:00 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Jonah Beckermann officiating. Burial will be in the Storden Baptist Cemetery in Storden, MN.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 19, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN.

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