Passed away peacefully on January 28th at age 87. She is deeply missed by her husband of 66 years Victor; children Janice (Gary) Muntean, Robert (MaryBeth), Michael (Jan), daughter-in-law Charleen (James), Judith (Terry) Grufman, Clare (Steve Robinson) McDonough, and Jonathan (Tammy Olsen); sister Angela; 15 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren; and many close relatives and dear friends. She is preceded in death by her son James; and sister Mary McGinnis. Leona was a sweet compassionate person who gave her time and efforts to help others. She was a well-read artist and poet. The visitation will be at Presentation Church, 1735 Kennard St., St. Paul, MN on Friday 2/1/13 beginning at 10:00 am with a Mass and lunch following. (Memorials to Presentation of BVM Church)

Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 30, 2013