Leonard A. Plaehn, age 91 of Spring Valley, MN died Monday April 24, 2023 at Spring Valley Living.
He was born December 18, 1931 to Emma and Henry Plaehn, He was their 10th child. Leonard lived on farms in Grundy County, Iowa until WWII when his older brothers left for the service and the family moved to Reinbeck, IA. He attended school there and graduated in 1949. Leonard worked on farms until joining the Navy in 1951 and served until 1955. On December 27, 1955 Leonard was united in marriage to Beverly Jean Kain, They were blessed with three sons and a daughter. Together they farmed for a few years until Leonard went to work for Amaco Oil Fertilizer business and managed the Amoco Oil Terminal in Spring Valley until retiring in 1988.
Leonard enjoyed playing golf and watching high school, college and professional sports. He especially enjoyed watching his children, and grandsons play sports. Leonard played basketball during his younger days and continued to play during his time in the Navy. He also liked to play cards, read and gardening.
Leonard is survived by his wife Beverly, sons; Timothy, Terry Paul (Dawn) and Douglas (Michelle), and a daughter Kristy (Kurt) Raihn, grandsons; Mitchell (Sami) Plaehn and Marcus (Maddie) Plaehn and granddaughters; Jennaka Raihn and Tiana Raihn and a great-grand son Wyatt Plaehn. He is also survived by Sisters-in-law Phyllis Bierle, Darlene Plaehn and Charlene Kain, brother-in-law James (Irene) Kain. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Harold, Earl, Charles, Paul Kenneth, sisters; Beulah, Lois, Alta and Bernice and brothers-in-law John M. Kain and Thomas H. Kain
Committal service will be 11:00 A.M. Monday May 1, 2023 at the Minnesota Veterans Cemetery in Preston, MN. Visitation will be held 5-7 P.M. on Sunday April 30 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley. Condolences may be left at www.Hindtfuneralhomes.com
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