Leona M. Althaus, 87

Leona M. Althaus, age 87 of Melrose, died Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the CentraCare Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Leona Marie Braegelmann was born October 27, 1925 in Richmond, Minnesota to Leo and Mary (Olk) Braegelmann.  She was united in marriage to Ervin Althaus on February 22, 1948 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Melrose.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose, Sts. Bernard and Elizabeth Council, Christian Mothers, and the Schanhaar-Otte VFW Post 7050 Auxiliary.  Leona loved making quilts, sewing, and enjoyed playing cards.

Survivors include her sons, Vernon (Betty) Althaus of Melrose and Leon Althaus of Melrose; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Mike (Ruth) Braegelmann of Melrose, Celina Althaus of Melrose, Cyril (Doris) Braegelmann of Melrose, Gusalla Moor of Eagle lake, and Nick Braegelmann of Melrose.

Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin Althaus on February 22, 1990; parents; and brother, Linus Braegelmann.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.