Leona Mae Meisch, 89, passed away October 15, 2016 at Caledonia Care and Rehab. She was born July 16, 1927 to John A and Florence (Curdue) Lamey in Watopa Township Wabasha County Minnesota. She grew up in Indian Creek near Kellogg, MN She attended Country School and graduated from Cathedral High School. She was united in marriage to Robert (Bob) Meisch on August 19, 1946 at St.Mary’s Catholic Church in Minneiska, MN.
In 1955 Bob and Leona moved to Caledonia where Leona established Meisch Upholstery. A family business in which she operated until she retired in 2000. She was proud of her meticulous work and always strove for perfection. Her workmanship can be seen in many homes and businesses throughout the Houston County area. She enjoyed playing Bingo, canning fruits and vegetables, making jelly and divinity to display at the Houston County Fair, and she was a Girl Scout Leader with the River Trails Girl Scout Council for many years, she along with her husband was a member of the Caledonia Lions, she belonged to the Catholic Daughters of America and was a member of St.Mary’s Catholic Church in Caledonia.
Leona is survived by her children Arnold (Janene) Meisch, Linda (Tom) Dadko, Kenneth (Jane) Meisch and Holly (Earl) Klankowski. She is further survived by her 9 grandchildren Kelly (Darwin) Larson, Abigail Avila, Elizabeth (Ed) Sheffield, Andrew (Lindsay) Dadko, Ben (Allyson) Klankowski, Caleb Klankowski (Joni Noaeill), Willa (Shane) St.John, Josie (Stephen) Wasmundt, and Margo (Mark) Matson. She is also survived by 15 great grandchildren. Her sister Joan Kolstad and her sister in law Betty Lamey. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bob, daughter Lora, great grandson Kullen, her brother John F Lamey, and her sister Rosemary Peterson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am on Wednesday, October 19th, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Caledonia. Father Matt Fasnacht will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 am Wednesday morning at the church.