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February 21, 1922 - November 24, 2017

Leonette M. Eikens, 95, of Caledonia, died Friday, November 24, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Home, Houston, MN.

Leonette was born February 21, 1922, near New Albin, Iowa, to Frank and Kathryn (Moore) Hurley.  On August 25, 1949, she married Clarence Eikens at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Caledonia. Clarence preceded her in death July 26, 2007. Leonette was an elementary school teacher and for many years she taught remedial reading and math under the Title 1 program at St. Mary's School and Caledonia Public Schools. She was a member of the Retired Teacher Association, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, St. Mary's Parish, and the Mayville Homemakers. 

She is survived by 5 children, Anita Eikens (Mary Beth Casey), Carol Jansky (Bruce), John Eikens (Teresa Benge), Paul Eikens (Maryann), and David Eikens (Kathleen); 10 grandchildren, Kyle and Deanna Jansky, Joey and Claire Eikens, Felicia, Joan, and Noah Eikens, Patrick, William, and Meghan Eikens; 3 great grandchildren, Paxton, Brooks, and Lola; a sister, Lorna Eppert (Jerry); and a brother-in-law, Lee Myhre. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua Eikens, a sister, Monica Myhre and Clarence’s brothers, sisters and their spouses.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am on Monday, November 27, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Caledonia. Father Matt Fasnacht will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia. Visitation will be from 4-6 pmSunday, and a rosary will be said at 3:45 pm, at McCormick Funeral Home, 205 East Main Street, Caledonia.  Visitation will also be from 10-11 am Monday before the service at the church. Memorials may be given to St. Mary's School or the Houston County Historical Society. McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia is assisting the family.

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