Lena Dehne, 95, of Lamberton died November 23, 2012 at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Lamberton with burial at the Lamberton Cemetery.
Arrangements were with the Sturm Funeral Home in Lamberton. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Lena Maria Dehne was born July 13, 1917 in Jolly, Iowa, the daughter of Wilhelm and Johanna (Deling) Hoffrogge. She moved with her family to Johnsonville Township in 1918 and then to North Hero Township in 1920.
She was united in marriage to Wilbert Dehne March 18, 1937 in Walnut Grove. Following marriage the couple worked for a short time at a dairy farm near Marshall and also farmed in North Hero Township, near Revere, staying there for 37 years. The couple retired to Revere in 1971 and moved into Lamberton in 1995.
They attended Revere Lutheran Church until its closing, after which they attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Johnsonville Township, until moving into Lamberton when they became members at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.
Lena served on Ladies Aid board as president several years, president and teacher of Sunday School, and served as chaplain of the Revere Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed dancing, quilting – making several quilts for missions, flower gardening – especially roses, playing cards and board games, puzzles and watching baseball.
She is survived by her children – Elaine Schneider of Jeffers, Jean (Dennis) Newman of Eagan, Ruth Ann (Greg) Fordham of Grand Rapids and Marvin (Marlene) Dehne of Montevideo; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters – Marie Fleshner of Tracy, Minnie Kronback of Lamberton and Margaret Fleshner of Phoenix, Ariz. and a brother-in-law – Melvin Dehne of Tennessee.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband – Wilbert in June of 2003; a granddaughter; a son-in-law – Richard Schneider; brothers – William, Remmer, Herman and Henry and John; sisters – Anna Petersen, Helka Gunder and Alfrieda Carlson and a brother and sister in infancy.