1920-2013

Leona Seidl, 93, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Thomas Rest Haven in Coon Rapids.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Annunciation Church in Coon Rapids, with the Rev. Andrew Hoffmann as celebrant, assisted by Deacon Louis Meiners. Lector will be Jacque Seidl. Casket bearers will be Douglas Seidl, Kevin Seidl, Chad Seidl, Bradley Seidl, Christopher Seidl and Dustin Seidl. Gift bearers will be granddaughter Emily Seidl and great-grandchildren Alexa Seidl, Brenna Seidl, Cally Seidl and Jaxson Seidl.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Dedham

Visitation will begin at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Ohde Funeral Home in Coon Rapids with rosary at 4 p.m. and prayer service at 7 p.m.

Leona Teresa, daughter of George and Teresa (Brincks) Berger, was born Aug. 8, 1920, at home on a farm near Willey, Iowa. She attended St. Mary School, where she was a choir member. After Leona finished her schooling she worked for other families in their homes.

On Sept. 12, 1944, Leona was married to Rubert Seidl at St. Mary Church in Willey by Father Dries. Three boys were born to this union. They lived on a farm southwest of Dedham until 1961 when they moved to a farm near Coon Rapids. Leona was primarily a homemaker. However, she did work part time at the Garst & Thomas seed corn plant in Coon Rapids. In 1977 Leona and Rubert retired and moved into Coon Rapids, where they built their own home.

Leona was a member of Annunciation Parish and the Ladies Guild. She enjoyed spending her free time gardening, canning and sewing. She was also a talented organist.

When Leona was unable to live at home she moved to Thomas Rest Haven in 2006.

Leona is survived by her three sons Dave (Faye) Seidl of Coon Rapids, Dan (Diane) Seidl of Coon Rapids and Dale (Suzy) Seidl of Coon Rapids; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother Edmund (LaVonne) Berger of Lidderdale; sisters Bernice Bluml of Carroll, Frances (Albert) Meiners of Coon Rapids; sisters-in-law Dorothy Berger of Lohrville and Virginia Berger of Carroll; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Rubert Seidl; brothers Joe (Viola) Berger, Al Berger and Ray Berger; sisters Marie (Bill) Riesberg and Lucille Berger; and brother-in-law Elmer Bluml.