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“I was saddened to learn of Leon's death. I have known Leon since grade school in the 1940's. He was in my home room in high school and we had such...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Deanna Draper Swensen - Mesa, AZ

“To the Leon Christ family, I send my sincere sympathies for your loss. I knew Leon from the neighborhood in Mankato, was a friend of Anne's, visited...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Betty Prange Bursheim - OR

“Leon's death saddens us as our hearts go our to you and yours. His soul touched the lives of all who knew him. Although no words can really help to...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Sara Lee-Pagel - Minneapolis, MN

“We are so sorry to hear of Leon’s passing. We always enjoyed the many visits we had with Leon over the years. He may have taught me how to...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Mike Lee - Albert Lea, MN

“Brenda and family, Please know that our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Know that Leon brought many smiles, memories,...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Norene and Dale Nicholson - IA


The Funeral Service for Leon W. Christ of Glenville, MN will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Friday, October 15, 2010 at Our Father's House, Albert Lea. Pastor Richard Tuttle will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-7 on Thursday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, 2210 East Main, Albert Lea, and one hour before the service at the church. Leon died at age 73 on Monday, October 11, 2010, at the Albert Lea Medical Center. Though his medical history was extensive, his death was unexpected. He was born in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, on February 20, 1937, the son of Stanley and Francis "Stella" (Alexander) Christ. He was united in marriage to Brenda J. Kinsey on November 22, 1969. Leon graduated from Mankato High School in 1955. He was in the United States Naval Academy from 1956 until February of 1960. Following his years of service he attended and then received his teaching degree from Mankato State College. His first teaching experience was in Nicollet, Minnesota where he taught for 3 years. This was followed by Blue Earth, Fairmont, Claremont, LeCenter and then 31 years for the Glenville-Emmons School District. He spent these years teaching Math, Science, Phy Ed, and coaching wrestling. He was a member of Our Father's House, the Glenville American Legion and the Glenville Community Recreation Board. He enjoyed fishing, reading, playing cards and being involved in church and other local activities. He is survived by his wife Brenda; children and grandchildren: Curtis Myers and children Ashley, Kayla, and Nate of Claremont, MN, Elizabeth Myers of Rochester, MN, Gary (Jane) Myers and son Eli of Winona, MN, Denise (David) Newman and children Samantha and Cody of Manly, IA, John Christ and children Jonathon and Anthony of Canada, Joseph Christ of Sioux Falls, and Marie (Chris) Reyerson and children Braun, Brittany, and Breanna of Grand Rapids, MN, brothers: Stanley (Rita) Christ, Donald (Sandra) Christ, George (Carol) Christ; sisters: Anne Schendal, Jane (John) Baier, Margaret (Charles) Thurston, Nancy (Bill) Cox, Roxanne Christ and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Stanley and Francis "Stella" Christ and infant brother Patrick Christ. Memorials suggested to the Glenville Beach.

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