Leon A. Lechner, 58
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November 30, 1953 - May 4, 2012
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00am Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Leon A. Lechner, age 58, who passed away Friday at the family cabin on Leech Lake. Rev. Ronald Weyrens will officiate. Friends and family may visit from 4-9pm, Tuesday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids and from 9am to time of mass Wednesday at the church. Parish prayers will be prayed at 4:00pm Tuesday.
Leon was born November 30, 1953 in St. Cloud, MN to Leo and Ella (Riecken) Lechner. He married Debra Murphy on May 22, 1976 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sauk Rapids. Leon graduated from St. Cloud State University where he played Football and earned a Master's degree in Educational Administration. He worked at Sartell High School for 22 years as a teacher, coach and Athletic Director, touching the lives of students. He supported and encouraged their personal growth through athletics and academics. Most recently, Leon worked as the co-manager of the fishing department at Scheels All Sports where he worked in a field he truly loved. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, hunting, fishing and at the cabin. He will be remembered as a selfless person; his smile, laugh and loving attitude will be missed by all whom he touched.
Leon is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Debra; his sons, Zachary (Hannah) of St. Peter, Drew (Fiancé, Jaclyn Kramer) of Minneapolis, grand-daughter, Reese; sister, Mary (John) Kiley of Sauk Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Obituary, Guest Book and video tribute available online www.williamsdingmann.com
Williams Dingmann Funeral Homes
324 2nd Avenue South Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Published in the St. Cloud Times on May 6, 2012