Leona Winter

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 2:07 pm

Leona Winter, 88, of St. Lucas, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015, at New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation in New Hampton. A Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 27, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in St. Lucas, with Father Nick March celebrating. Burial was at St. Luke’s Cemetery in St. Lucas, following the services. Visitation was 4-7 p.m., with a 6:30 p.m. scriptural wake service Sunday, April 26, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in St. Lucas. Visitation continued at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass Monday. Online condolences for Leona’s family may be left at Conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Leona was born May 9, 1926, to Henry and Clara (Rausch) Hackman on the Hackman family farm south of Ft. Atkinson. She attended St. Luke’s Catholic School in St. Lucas. After receiving her formal education, Leona continued working on the family farm. Leona was united in marriage to Clarence Winter June 19, 1946, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church. He died in 1983. The couple made their home in rural Hawkeye where they raised their five children: Diane, Ken, Marv, Leo and Rich. Leona then moved to St. Lucas in 1991, where she resided the remainder of her life. She was a lifelong member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church and a member of the Rosary Society. She enjoyed gardening, reading, long walks, playing cards, listening to music and playing the accordion. But her true pride and joy were her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.

Left to honor her memory are her children: Diane Franzen of Waucoma, Ken (Pat) Winter of Waverly, Marv (Barb) Winter of New Hampton, Rich (Amy) Winter of Decorah; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; her sister, Hilaria Kipp of Decorah; her sister-in-law, Dorothy Holthaus of Cresco; her brothers-in-law: Linus (Doris) Winter, Roger Moellers and Zeno Kappas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Leo Winter; her siblings: Hilda (Carl) Brandsmeier, Rose Hackman, Hugo Hackman, Carl Hackman, Dolora (Julian) Sabelka; and brother-in-law Edwin Kipp.

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