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Darene "Dee" Leininger

June 4, 1955 ~ March 8, 2017 (age 61)

Memorial services for Darene “Dee” Leininger will be held 1:00 P.M. April 8, 2017 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Grand Meadow with Pastor Joe Haynes from the First Baptist Church in Spring Valley.  Visitation will be 1hr prior to the service at the funeral home.

Dee Leininger, age 61, of Elkton, MN died Wednesday March 8, 2017 at her home in Elkton surrounded by her family.

She was born June 4, 1955 in Brainerd, MN to Elder and Barbara (Delk) Johnson. As a young girl Dee was involved in Girl Scouts, camping, swimming and water skiing. She attended and graduated from Wayzata High School. Over the years Dee worked in food service and was a devoted housewife. She was united in marriage to Terry Leininger on December 11, 1993 in Byron, MN. Dee loved to go fishing and camping with her grandchildren and getting together with her friends to solve the world problems.

She is survived by her husband Terry of Elkton, MN, mother Barbara Johnson of Plymouth, MN, children; Tina (Michael) Mann of Hammond, MN, Barb Dudley of Independence, MO, Mary (Sherwin) Samaniego of Memphis, TN, Emmerson Marlowe of Moose Lake, MN, Step children; Nicholas (Valerie) Leininger of Ontario, Canada, and Katherine (Josh) Ableman of Ontario, Canada, 17 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and 4 siblings; LuAnn (Bruce) Bartko, of Minneapolis, Scott Johnson and Douglas (El Rose) Johnson both of Plymouth, MN and Patti (Ed) Fritz of Rochester, MN.

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 Service Information

Memorial Service
April 8, 2017

1:00 PM
Hindt Funeral Home - Grand Meadow, MN

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