Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Leo Lehner, age 87, of rural Albany, will be at 11:00 AM November 30, 2013 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in St. Francis. Father John Odero will officiate and a private burial will take place in the parish cemetery at a later date. Leo passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Albany Hospital on Wednesday morning. There will be visitation from 4:00-8:00 PM Friday, November 29th at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, and again after 10:00 AM until the time of service Saturday morning at the church. Parish prayers will take place at 7PM and the Knights of Columbus will pray at 7:30 PM Friday evening at the church. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Albany.
Leo was born August 24, 1926 in rural Albany to Peter and Theresa (Voller) Lehner. He married Valeria I. Vos on September 9, 1958 at St. Anthonys Catholic Church in St. Anthony, MN. Leo farmed his entire life on the Lehner Century Dairy Farm. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Leo is survived by his wife Valeria Lehner, Albany; his children Brenda (Joe) Ritter, Bowlus; JoAnn (Glenn) Pundsack, Freeport; Jim (Tammy) Lehner, Albany; Eugene Lehner, Albany; his grandchildren Kelly, Ashley, Cody, Abby, Michael, Anna, and Matthew; his great-grandchildren Wyatt and Hunter; and his sister Leona Rakotz, Blaine.
He is preceded in death by his parents Peter and Theresa Lehner, his daughter Kim Marie Lehner, and his brother-in-law Elmer Rakotz.