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Leone Irene Ledin

March 25, 1926 — February 5, 2019

Leone Ledin passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at her home in Pine City at the age of 92.

Leone Irene Ledin was born March 25, 1926 to Leon and Myrtle (Graves) Hinkley in Windom, Minnesota.  While attending high school Leone worked in a department store and also in a bank.  Leone’s parents owned a confectionary-tavern where she also worked.  In 1944, she graduated from Windom High School.  After graduation, Leone moved to Minneapolis and attended the Minneapolis Institute of Art & Design.  While attending school in Minneapolis she worked at the Dayton’s and Donaldson’s department stores and in an office in the Foshay Tower. 

Leone met Howard Ledin when he was attending the University of Minnesota and they married October 6, 1950 in Minneapolis.  Upon Howard’s graduation from Law School in 1950, they made their home in Minneapolis.  After living in Minneapolis for 3 years they decided to move to Hinckley and Howard opened a law office; with 2 children Lisa and Kerry under the age of 16 months and with little money the family survived and ultimately thrived.  A third child, Michael was born in 1956.  In 1959, Leone and the family moved to Pine City and purchased a home and have lived in that same home since that time. Leone was a member of the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and Joy Circle for many years.  Throughout the years Leone painted several pictures for the church, including the Christmas Angels and Mary and Joseph.  During her lifetime, Leone has painted over 200 paintings.

Leone and Howard were married 68 years and together they were involved in many activities in the church and the community.  They enjoyed traveling; traveling to to many different countries and wintered in Rockport, Texas for 18 years.

Leone is survived by her loving husband Howard; daughter Lisa Ledin (Fred Crea) of Minneapolis; daughter Kerry Ledin (Mark Skodje) of Lake Crystal; son Michael Ledin of North Branch and Marge Ledin of Forest Lake; grandchildren Daniel Ledin of North Branch, John Crea of Minneapolis, Ana Crea of Houston, Texas; great-grandchildren James Ledin, Katelyn Howlett, Jacob Howlett, Prudence Ledin; sister Bonnie Belle Bever of Bemidji; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Leone was preceded in death by her parents Leon and Myrtle Hinkley; granddaughter LeAnn Ledin.

Leone’s the family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Fairview Hospice staff; Amber, Lynette, Sue, Nicole, Cindy, Krista, Ally, Wendy, Patricia and Molly.

Reverend Fred Hanson and Reverend Dr. Vicki VanderVegt will officiate funeral services for Leone:  2 PM; Monday, February 11, 2019 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Pine City.  A time of visitation and reviewal will be held 3-5:00 PM Sunday evening (2/10) at the Swanson Funeral Chapel and also one hour prior to the service at the church. 

Memorials may be directed in Leone’s memory to:  A Place for You, 220 3rd Ave., SE Pine City, Minnesota 55063 or Feline Rescue 593 Fairview Ave., N St. Paul, MN 55104

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

www.FuneralAndCremationService.com

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, February 10, 2019

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

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Visitation

Monday, February 11, 2019

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

825 Golf Ave SW, Pine City, MN 55063

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Funeral Service

Monday, February 11, 2019

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

825 Golf Ave SW, Pine City, MN 55063

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