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Leola E. Sweeney

May 30, 1935 July 30, 2022
Leola E. Sweeney
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Leola Elizabeth Sweeney was born to Leo and Perryetta (Lynch) Fuerstenberg in St. Kilian, Minnesota on May 30, 1935. She was baptized, received her First Holy Communion, and was confirmed all at St. Kilian Catholic Church. Leola attended St. Kilian Elementary School and high school at Good Counsel Academy in Mankato, Minnesota where she graduated in May 1953. Leola started working at Tri-State Insurance Company (now Continental Western) in Luverne, Minnesota in November 1953. She was employed as a Mill and Elevator Underwriter and then later as a Reinsurance Underwriter. On August 12, 1967, Leola was united in marriage to Michael Sweeney at St. Kilian Catholic Church. Two sons were born to this union, Shawn and Colin. Leola retired from Continental Western on January 2, 2000. On July 30, 2022 while surrounded by her beloved family, Leola peacefully passed away at the age of 87 years and 2 months.

Leola was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Leola attended Bible Study groups and participated in the Perpetual Adoration prayer schedule. She was involved with LCCW of St. Catherine, Bone Builders, Blue Mound Quilters, and Mah Jongg. She did many crafts such as crocheting, knitting, tatting, cross stitch, sewing, and quilting.

Leola is survived by her husband of 54+ years, Michael of Luverne; children, Shawn (fiance, Heather Andersen) Sweeney of Luverne and Colin Sweeney of Rockville, Maryland; three grandchildren, Caitria (Seth) Bjorkman of Luverne, Seanan Sweeney of Marshall, Minnesota, and Grace Sweeney of Minneapolis, Minnesota; two great-grandchildren, Alexander “Alex” Bjorkman and Finnegan “Finn” Bjorkman, both of Luverne; and three sisters, Shirley (Verilyn) Legler of Adrian, Minnesota, Jane (Glenn) Larsen of Fountain Hills, Arizona, and Carol (Jim) Volk of Madison Lake, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Perryetta Fuerstenberg; sister Marian Franklin; two infant brothers; and one infant half-sister.

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Visitation

Tuesday

2

Aug

4:00 PM 8/2/2022 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/2/2022 7:00:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Chapel

209 Elm Street
Luverne, MN 56156

Hartquist Funeral Chapel
209 Elm Street Luverne 56156 MN
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

3

Aug

12:30 PM 8/3/2022 12:30:00 PM - 1:30 PM 8/3/2022 1:30:00 PM
St. Catherine Catholic Church - Luverne

203 E. Brown Street
Luverne, MN 56156

St. Catherine Catholic Church - Luverne
203 E. Brown Street Luverne 56156 MN
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday

3

Aug

1:30 PM 8/3/2022 1:30:00 PM
St. Catherine Catholic Church - Luverne

203 E. Brown Street
Luverne, MN 56156

St. Catherine Catholic Church - Luverne
203 E. Brown Street Luverne 56156 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Catherine's Cemetery - Luverne Final Resting Place

100 W. James St.
Luverne, MN 56156

100 W. James St. Luverne 56156 MN
United States
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