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Leona Matilda Lueck

January 27, 1926 June 14, 2018
Leona Matilda Lueck
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Obituary for Leona Matilda Lueck

Worthington, MN

Leona Matilda (Baerenwald) Lueck was born prematurely on January 27, 1926 in Worthington, MN, to Leo and Edna (Rehborg) Baerenwald.
Leona grew up in and around Worthington. She graduated from Worthington High School in 1944.
Leona’s aspiration was to become a nurse. She was able to attend nursing school through a government grant in World War II at Abbott Hospital in Minneapolis. Leona graduated as a RN in March of 1948.
Leona and Harry Lueck’s families were acquainted with each other. Leona and Harry married on September 14, 1947 in Worthington. She said Harry was the only man she ever wanted to marry.
Leona joined Harry in farming, first near Brewster and then north of Worthington. Leona and Harry had two daughters, Sheryl in 1952 and Jolyn in 1953.
Harry and Leona lived out their lives on the farm they bought together. Leona and Harry were partners and companions in farming and in life for 68 years until Harry’s passing in 2016.
Leona passed away at home on the farm comfortably with the assistance of Compassionate Care Hospice on Thursday, June 14, 2018.
Leona enjoyed living on the farm and farming with Harry. She also enjoyed gardening, writing letters and was an avid reader. Leona particularly enjoyed staying in contact with many family and friends.
Leona is survived by her brother, Lloyd (LaVonne) Baerenwald of Fulda, MN; her daughter, Jolyn “Jo” (Wayne) Hai of Worthington; her grandsons, Josh (Lauren) Hai of Libertyville, IL, Jake (Casey) Hai of Kearney, MO, Isaac Trainor and Caleb Trainor of Chaska, MN.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; one sister; her husband, Harry and her daughter, Sheryl.
Leona will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Brewster, MN, with Pastor David McDonald officiating. Pall bearers will be Josh Hai, Jake Hai, Isaac Trainor, Caleb Trainor, Mike Baerenwald, Dave Baerenwald and Jim Johnson. Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Brewster. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN and also one half hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions would be greatly appreciated in Leona’s memory to Compassionate Care Hospice, 31361 State Highway 266, Worthington, MN 56187.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation

Thursday

21

Jun

5:00 PM 6/21/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/21/2018 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Visitation

Friday

22

Jun

10:30 AM 6/22/2018 10:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/22/2018 11:00:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church

1025 4th Ave
Brewster, MN 56119

Trinity Lutheran Church
1025 4th Ave Brewster 56119 MN
United States

Service

Friday

22

Jun

11:00 AM 6/22/2018 11:00:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church

1025 4th Ave
Brewster, MN 56119

Trinity Lutheran Church
1025 4th Ave Brewster 56119 MN
United States
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