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Official Obituary of

Leona (Hofner) Nagel

March 12, 1923 ~ March 21, 2024 (age 101) 101 Years Old

Leona Nagel Obituary

Leona Hofner Nagel, age 101, of Spring Valley, MN, died on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at Spring Valley Living in Spring Valley, MN.

Leona was born to Christ and Marguerite (Smith) Hofner on March 12, 1923 in Fillmore County, Bloomfield Township.

She attended Etna School.  After graduation, she worked in Rochester at Waters Conley, Hafners Ice Cream Store, and Fiksdal Flower Shop.  She had a love for flowers, bringing them to church and sharing her flowers from her garden.  She had a green thumb and could talk to any plant and they would survive.

She married Russell Nagel on April 11, 1950 in Cherry Grove.  They farmed west of Granger until 1985 when retiring and moved to a house in Harmony.  She was a long time member of the Etna Club, then Granger Homemaker Club. She was also a long time member of Cherry Grove Church and their Ladies Aid Club.  She loved baking pies, cakes, and cooking.  You never left hungry if you visited.

Leona is survived by two children Philip (Cindy) Nagel and Barb (Ron) Koster; five grandchildren Nathan (Brook) Nagel, Natalie (Seth) Eskew, Aaron Nagel, Ben Koster, Beth (Tyler) Koster; nine great-grandchildren Kylie Fenton, Kelsey Nagel, Brady Nagel, Carson Nagel, Braxtyn Moreno, Avery Nagel, Ella Eskew, Sayde Eskew, Westyn Dickinson; siblings Walter (Dorothy) Hofner, George (Diane) Nagel, Alice Hofner; and many nieces and nephews that were close to her heart.

She was preceded in death by her husband Russell in 2015, three brothers Frank, Howard, and Lloyd, an infant brother and sister, both maternal and paternal parents, three nephews Gary Nagel, Denny Hofner, Kirk Kratz, niece Nancy Kratz, in-laws Newt and Delores Nagel, Charlie and Eunice Winter, Frances and Elmer Kratz, and Gordon Nagel.

Services for Leona will be held at 11am, on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Cherry Grove United Methodist Church in Cherry Grove, MN, with Pastor Deanna Woodward  and Pastor Mark Rader officiating.  Visitation will be held from 10-11am prior to the start of the service.  Burial will be in Cherry Grove Cemetery.

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April 13, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Cherry Grove United Methodist Church

Cherry Grove, Minnesota

Funeral Service
April 13, 2024

11:00 AM
Cherry Grove United Methodist Church

Cherry Grove, Minnesota


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