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Leona F. Kebbe

October 22, 2021 | 12 comments

Leona Fern (Mahlum) Froegel Kebbe, 99, of La Crescent passed away peacefully Thursday, October 21, 2021 at her home. Leona was born June 12, 1922 in Holmen to Lawrence and Hilma (Severson) Mahlum. She married Frank Froegel on June 22, 1944. He preceded her in death on September 27, 1952. Leona married Harry Kebbe on September 3, 1955. He preceded her in death on August 1, 2005. Leona is survived by her daughters Marlene, Gail, and Gretchen (Israel), a sister Mavis, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Leona was preceded in death by her husbands, as well as her siblings, Lloyd, Russ, Louis and Joyce, her daughter Karen, and her son-in-law Bob. Leona’s family would like to thank ALL of her home healthcare team for their many hours of care and support. We also want to thank her church family at Olivet Beacon of Light Lutheran Church for their support and prayers. We thank the Lord for carrying Mom through her life and for allowing us to have her in our lives for 99 years. We shall always keep her close in our hearts. Remember her sweet, sweet smile. Leona’s cremains will be committed in the columbarium at Olivet in a private family service. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

 

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  1. Nyla Musser

    My deepest sympathy to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Leona was a very special lady to many. I shall always remember the caring and kindness she showed not only to her family, but to her extended family and many friends. Her smile, Norwegian accent, wit, and kindness will never be forgotten. She was a most welcoming friend/family extended member. The coffee pot was on and goodies were always ready when you stopped. God gave her a good long life, unfortunately he had a room prepared for her before we were ready to release her to him. Life and death is God’s plan and not ours!
    Bless be Leona’s memory as we continue to hold her in our hearts. Peace be with the family. Love Nyla and Greta

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    • Gretchen Rose Massenburg

      Thank you Nyla, it means so much. ~Gretchen, Marlene, and Gail

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  2. Linda Goodman

    Sincere condolences. Prayers for peace and strength to you and your family during this difficult time. Hugs and love.

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    • Gretchen Rose Massenburg

      Thank you Linda. ~Gretch

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  3. michael a froegel

    our condolences to the family of a fine lady. She was married to my uncle Frank who unfortunately passed away when I was two years old. As a result I was never very close to her but always enjoyed the infrequent meetings with her and my cousin Marlene. May God welcome her home!

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    • Jeanne and Bill Beeler

      Marlene and Family,

      We are so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and mom. Always had a smile and a hug when I would see her. May your many wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. You sisters took wonderful care of your mother. Thinking of all of you. God’s Blessings 💞

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  4. Laura Seielstad

    Saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. May memories of her rest gently on your heart and in your soul.

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    • Gretchen Rose Massenburg

      Thank you Laura <3

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  5. Sue (Parnow) Butzler

    Gretchen, Marlene and Gail, so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I remember her teaching Sunday school classes and vacation bible school at Olivet. Always with her sweet smile. I’m sure she’s baking up something great in heaven and singing praises.
    Hugs and prayers to you all!

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    • Gretchen Rose Massenburg

      Thank you Susie, it means a lot. ~Gretchen

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  6. Dawn Groothuis

    Dear Gretchen,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Leona’s passing. She was always SO nice to me at Olivet Sunday School. Sending hugs and blessings to you and your sisters.

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    • Gretchen Rose Massenburg

      Thank you Dawn. ~Gretchen

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