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Obituary for Leona Tussing

Leona Tussing, age 82 of Farmington, passed away with her family by her side on Friday morning, May 19, 2017, at the Northfield Hospital. Leona Elaine Tritz Tussing was born January 29, 1935, on the family farm in rural Prior Lake, Minnesota, to John and Barbara (Preisen) Tritz. She was raised on the family farm and attended Lakeville schools. On November 15, 1951, Leona married Richard Tussing at All Saints Catholic Church in Lakeville. After marriage they settled in Northfield where they raised seven children. In 1976, Leona and Richard, and their three youngest children moved to rural Farmington. Leona […]

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Leona Tussing, age 82 of Farmington, passed away with her family by her side on Friday morning, May 19, 2017, at the Northfield Hospital.

Leona Elaine Tritz Tussing was born January 29, 1935, on the family farm in rural Prior Lake, Minnesota, to John and Barbara (Preisen) Tritz. She was raised on the family farm and attended Lakeville schools. On November 15, 1951, Leona married Richard Tussing at All Saints Catholic Church in Lakeville. After marriage they settled in Northfield where they raised seven children. In 1976, Leona and Richard, and their three youngest children moved to rural Farmington. Leona worked in the cafeteria at Greenvale Elementary School for over 20 years. Richard passed away in 1984 and Leona continued to work at Greenvale Elementary until her retirement in 1995. In 2012, she moved to a Farmington apartment where she made many new friends.

Leona was a long-time member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Farmington and the Farmington Senior Center. She enjoyed her family, gardening, embroidery, socializing with friends and a good game of cards!

Survivors include her children: Virginia Carel of Hastings, Richard (Gail Foster) of Northfield, Bill (Anna Brennan) of Faribault, Margie Lyman of Northfield, Betty Eickman of Wichita Falls, TX, Barb Zitterow of Eagan, and Karen Fuller of Faribault; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; other family members; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard, her sons-in-law Brad Carel, Glen Eickman, Chad Zitterow, her twin sister Leola Anderson, her infant sister Virginia, her brother Virgil Tritz, and her parents.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00AM, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Farmington. Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeromy Lyman, Anthony Lyman, C.J. Zitterow, Justin Zitterow, Zachery Tussing and Andrew Tussing. Visitation will be 4-7PM Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Benson & Langehough Funeral Home in Northfield, and will continue at the church on Wednesday one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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Funeral

May 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM

St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Farmington
22120 Denmark Ave Farmington, 55024 Get Directions

Visitation

May 23, 2017 - 4:00 PM -

Benson & Langehough Funeral Home
201 East 4th Street Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Burial

Burial

St. Michael’s Cemetery
22120 Denmark Ave Farmington, 55024 Get Directions

1 Comment

  1. Peggy Lace Runge

    Tussing family, I was sad to learn of the loss of your mother. I enjoyed visiting with her over the years and hearing a little about where her children were. I think back to when you lived out by us and you had that long, long driveway. I can’t image the number of times you walked that driveway! I thought is was great when she moved near Farmington and had a short driveway! I was out of town at the time of the visitation, otherwise I would have come to that. Take care. Peggy Lace Runge

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