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Phyllis Darnilla Leinen

February 18, 1932 November 7, 2006
Phyllis Darnilla Leinen
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Worthington, Minnesota      Phyllis Darnilla Leinen, 74, was born on February 18, 1932, in Nobles County, Minnesota, the daughter of Carl and Frieda Tiemmens Koehn.  She grew up near Kinbrae, Minnesota.  Phyllis married Donald Leinen on June 6, 1950, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dundee, Minnesota.  They lived on a farm outside of Kinbrae and she worked for the Kinbrae Liquor Store for a time.  She then worked at Campbell Soup Company in Worthington, Minnesota, until her retirement.  Phyllis enjoyed playing cards and bingo, sewing, cooking, and gardening.  She was a loving mother and grandmother.  Phyllis died on Tuesday, November 7, 2006, at the Worthington Regional Hospital.     Phyllis is survived by her husband, Donald Leinen, of Dundee, Minnesota; six children, Diann (Jerry) Veen, of Worthington, Minnesota, Donna (Michael) Nichols, of New Ulm, Minnesota, Joel (Linda) Leinen, of Calamus, Iowa, Ellen (Mervin) Samp, of Jackson, Minnesota; Colette Leinen, of Worthington, and David (Rosa) Leinen, of Worthington; twelve grandchildren; twenty seven great grandchildren, and one sister, Lorraine Clark, of Largo, Florida.  She was preceded in death by one grandchild, Misty, her parents, three brothers, and four sisters.     Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2006, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Worthington, Minnesota, with Father Larry Brixius officiating.  Casket bearers will be Dana Veen, Darin Veen, Loren Veen, Jeff Leinen, Matthew Leinen, and Paul Daehn.  A private family burial will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Dundee, Minnesota.  Visitation will be held on Friday, November 10, 2006, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, Minnesota.


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