Leon Siebenahler

Leon Siebenahler

Leon Francis Siebenahler, 86, Luverne, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at the Sanford Luverne Medical Center.

A funeral Mass was Friday, Dec. 6, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne.

Leon Siebenahler was born Nov. 9, 1933, on the family farm southwest of Hardwick. He graduated from Luverne High School in 1951. He served his country in the United States during the Korean War.

Leon married Phyllis Coffey on Dec. 26, 1953, at Little Flower Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. After their marriage the couple lived in Virginia where Leon was stationed at Fort Belvoir. Leon served his country from 1953-1955. After his discharge they moved to rural Luverne where he began his farming career.

He was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne, the Luverne Eagles, and was active in 4-H. Leon served 42 years on the Rock County Fair Board, including 12 years as vice president.

Leon had a passion for farming, his large vegetable and flower gardens, fishing and woodworking.

He enjoyed supporting his children and grandchildren in their activities. Leon and Phyllis spent over 25 years wintering in Arizona.

Leon is survived by his four children, Deb (Brad) Van Lant, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, Dave (Terri) Siebenahler, Luverne, Darcy (Mike) Raddle, Luverne, and Darwin (Kelli) Siebenahler, West Des Moines, Iowa; 10 grandchildren, Jackie (Marc) Fritzsche, Tyler (Bethany) Van Lant, Justin (Callon) Siebenahler, Jeremy (Rachelle Schomacher) Siebenahler, Jordan (Jennifer) Siebenahler, Michelle (Justin) DeKam, Kayla (Jeremy ) Brinkhous, Cody Raddle, Kendra (Noah) Gaspar and Cole Siebenahler; nine great-grandchildren, Sage, Brenn, Terran, Harper, and Braxton Siebenahler, Renae and Jayden Dekam, Alex Van Lant, and Korie Schomacher; and a sister, Theresa Winger.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Phyllis, on Oct. 3, 2015; and four brothers, LuVerne, Lloyd, Robert and Arnold Siebenahler.

Arrangements were provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, dingmannandons.com.

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