Leonard Niesen Leonard Michael Niesen, age 95 of Cannon Falls, died on Tuesday evening, August 7, 2012 at Angels Care Center in Cannon Falls, where he has been residing since 2005. Leonard was born on September 30, 1916 in Vermillion Township, the son of John and Marie (Backus) Niesen. He attended country school, and farmed with his father in the Farmington area for many years. He married Florence E. Case, and they moved to their farm in Douglas Township. He farmed most all of his life there, and worked at Searle Grain in Cannon Falls until retiring. Leonard loved to garden and sold his produce at farmer's market in Cannon Falls for many years. He enjoyed the outdoors, including fishing and hunting, and was a leader in conservation practices. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Florence "Flossie" on January 30, 2005; and sister, Rosella Veverka. He is survived by his children, John (Rita) Niesen of Ellsworth, WI, Nancy Cohn of Florida, and Dale Niesen of Cannon Falls; 3 grandchildren, Scott, Chris, and Courtney; 2 great-grandchildren, Connor and Landon; brother, Lawrence (Dolores) Niesen of Farmington; other nieces and nephews, including special niece and nephew, Peg and Ray Bohn of Eagan; special friend, Kathy Gerbracht of Cannon Falls; and cat, Squeaky. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 12 at 2:00 p.m. at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls, with Pastor Barbara Martin officiating. A special thank you to the staff of Angels Care Center for the wonderful care Leonard had received while residing there.
Funeral Home: Lundberg Funeral Home 5839 Hwy 19 Blvd Cannon Falls, MN US 55009
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Lundberg Funeral Home
5839 Hwy 19 Blvd
Cannon Falls, MN 55009