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Leona Katherine Arnold

March 22, 1919 — May 8, 2018

Leona Arnold of Pine City passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Lakeside Medical Center at the age of 99.

Leona Katherine was born March 22, 1919 to Anton and Theresa (Bauer) Nohner in Eden Valley, Minnesota.  She attended District #41 Country School. 

On September 25, 1937 she was united in marriage to Albert Arnold at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley.  Together they farmed near Eden Valley until 1955.  Upon retiring from farming the couple moved around spending time in; St. Paul, Wadena, Cold Spring and St. Cloud.  Leona always found work; cooking in a restaurant, a bakery, an optical clinic and a laundry business.  She even helped Albert run a gas station.  She worked several years a Hamline University cooking for students; she always said working at Hamline was her most favorite place to work.  Leona was also employed in Arden Hills at the arsenal.

Again, upon retirement they moved to Pine City where they enjoyed fishing, gardening, bird watching, and being with family and friends.  Leona was very active volunteering in her church, the senior center, the nursing home and the CCW Blue Army.  She always had time for her 4 children, 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 35 great great grandchildren.  Leona loved to dance, crochet, quilt, sew, feed the birds, and tend her flower gardens. 

Leona was known for her kind, caring, helpful and loving ways. She will be dearly missed and never forgotten by her family and friends.

Leona is survived by her sons Stanley (Pauline) Arnold of Ortley, South Dakota, Ivan (Betty) Arnold of Fessenden, North Dakota; daughters Leona (Carl) Gerving and Carol DeVine all of Pine City; all of her grandchildren, sister Marcella Lee of Litchfield; sisters-in-law Helen Stienke of Fridley and "Wally" Nohner of Watkins.

She is preceded in death by her husband Albert Arnold; parents Anton and Theresa Nohner;  son-in-law Jack DeVine; daughter-in-law Shirley Arnold, granddaughter-in-law Cindy Gerving, sister Aurelia Ashfeld; brothers Leander Nohner and Raymond (Lorraine) Nohner.

Monsignor Aleksander Suchan will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial for Leona: 10:30 AM; Tuesday (5/15/18) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pine City.  A time of visitation and reviewal is planned for Monday evening from 5-8 PM at the Swanson Chapel in Pine City with a Rosary Service at 7:30 PM.  Visitation with reviewal will also occur one hour prior to the Mass in the St. Anthony Common area of the church.  The interment will take place in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Pine City.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City, Swanson Chapel.


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Monday, May 14, 2018

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

535 8th St SW, Pine City, MN 55063

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