LEON FRANCIS SIEBENAHLER, age 86, of Luverne, died Monday, December 2, 2019 at the Sanford Luverne Medical Center. He was born November 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 Faye Coffey on December 26, 1953 at Little Flower Church in Sioux Falls, SD. After their marriage the couple lived in Virginia where Leon was stationed at Fort Belvoir. Leon served his country 1953-1955. After his discharge they moved to rural Luverne where he began his farming career.
He was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Luverne, 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 & flower garden, 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, MO; Dave (Terri) Siebenahler, Luverne; Darcy (Mike) Raddle, Luverne; and Darwin (Kelli) Siebenahler, West Des Moines, IA.
Ten 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, Cole Siebenahler.
Nine Great Grandchildren: Sage, Brenn, Terran, Harper, and Braxton Siebenahler; Renae and Jayden Dekam; Alex Van Lant; Korie Schomacher.
Sister, Theresa Winger.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Phyllis on October 3, 2015; and four brothers, LuVerne, Lloyd, Robert, and Arnold Siebenahler.
Visitation will be from 4-7 pm Thursday at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne, with parish prayers at 6pm. Visitation also one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am Friday at St. Catherine Catholic Church, in Luverne, officiated Monsignor Gerald Kosse. Burial will be in the St. Catherine Cemetery in Luverne.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.