Irene Leners

Obit-Leners-Irene-Rect-BWIrene Leners, a resident of Bowlus, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at St. Ottos Care Center in Little Falls.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, Sept. 18 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Bowlus, with Father John Odero officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Irene Martha (Fussy) Leners was born Feb. 8, 1924, in Two Rivers Township, Morrison County, to the late Charles and Hedwig (Masog) Fussy. She grew up in Two Rivers Township with her three siblings, Adella, Eleanor and Carl. Irene attended and graduated from Royalton High School in 1941. She was united in marriage to Lawrence Leners, Nov. 6, 1945, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Bowlus. The couple made their home in Two Rivers Township and farmed their entire lives. Irene was a homemaker, raising the couples six children. Lawrence died Jan. 12, 2000. Irene continued living on the family farm until moving into St. Ottos Care Center in February of 2013. She was a member of the Variety Garden Club in Little Falls. Irene was a founding member of the Bowlus Senior Citizens Club. She enjoyed helping others when ever a helping hand was needed. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, traveling to Las Vegas, making coffee cakes and donuts, playing cards especially smear. Irene was an active member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Bowlus.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Kenneth (Nancy) Leners of Tullahoma, Tenn., Ronald (Marion) Leners of Bowlus, Sandie (Donald) Ebnet of Holdingford, Allen Leners of Bowlus, Brenda Leners (Greg Schoenfelder) of Waconia, Larry (Maxine) Leners of Bowlus; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Hedwig Fussy; husband, Lawrence Leners; siblings, Adella Mallak, Eleanor Schulz and Carl Fussy.

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