Leona Marie Katzenberger age 88 of Redwood Falls passed away Friday, September 4, 2015 at Seasons Hospice House in Redwood Falls, while surrounded by her family. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 9 at the funeral home and will continue one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Memorials are preferred to Seasons Hospice House in Redwood Falls. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.
Leona Marie (Siegfried) Katzenberger was born April 27, 1927 at home in Sheridan Township, Redwood County, Minnesota, to Albert and Lillian (Waters) Siegfried. She attended country school District #115 through the 8th grade, and graduated from Wabasso High School. Leona furthered her education at the Mankato Business College. On April 25, 1948, Leona was united in marriage to Maurice Katzenberger at the Church of Christ in Redwood Falls. Leona loved to travel and see the beauty of the United States and Canada. She enjoyed many Canadian fishing trips with friends and family. Leona and Maurice spent their winters in Arizona for the last 23 years. Leona loved playing cards, especially Bridge, however, more importantly, she enjoyed spending time with her friends while playing cards. She also enjoyed dancing and bowling. Leona was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary, and the Ladies’ Bridge Club. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and took great pride in all of her family; parents, siblings, husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Leona’s family wishes to thank Dr. McCallum and the nursing staff at the Redwood Area Hospital and Seasons Hospice House for the compassionate care Leona received.
Leona is survived by her husband Maurice; children: Richard (Gretchen) Katzenberger, Kenneth (Monica) Katzenberger, Jean (Dale) Wuollet; grandchildren: Jason (Jena) Katzenberger, Katelyn Katzenberger, and Jessica Katzenberger; great-grandchildren: Madison and Haden Katzenberger; and siblings: Helen Siegfried, Delores (Boyd) Jaggi, and Roy (Bobbi) Siegfried. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Clarence, 2 daughters in infancy: Pamela Kay and Janis M., and grandson Chad Katzenberger.