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Leone Mae McKee

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Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Location: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin, Minnesota



Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: Worlein Funeral Home Chapel - Austin, Minnesota


Bear Creek Lutheran Cemetery
Grand Meadow, Minnesota



Leone McKee, age 91 of Austin, died Friday January 9, 2015 at St. Mark’s Assisted Living, Austin.  Leone Mae Florand was born August 19, 1923 in Parshall, North Dakota to Martin and Bessie (Lyson) Florand.  Her mother died when Leone was one year old.  She was raised in Grand Meadow by her aunt and uncle, Eva and George Florand.  She was confirmed at Bear Creek Lutheran church.  After attending country school and Racine schools, Leone graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1942. Following high school, she moved to Austin and worked at Hormel Foods for five years.  On May 9, 1945, she married George McKee of Chester, Iowa at Bear Creek Lutheran Church in Grand Meadow.  The couple was married for 53 years and raised four daughters.  Leone was a member of the Moose Club, where she served as Senior Regent in the early 1970’s.  She also belonged to the V.F.W. and the American Legion.

Leone is survived by her daughters Jenell (Kenneth) Warner of Owatonna, Minnesota, Linda (Larry) Kvenvold of Alexandria, Minnesota, Diane (Melvin) Kvam of Austin, Minnesota, and Dawn Kennedy of Rochester, Minnesota; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one more due in April 2015.  She was preceded in death by her birth parents Martin and Bessie Florand, her adoptive parents George and Eva Florand, her husband George McKee in 1999, two grandchildren Rebecca Kvenvold and Luke Kennedy, her son-in-law John Kennedy, two sisters Elaine Florand and Vivian Martin, and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Pastor Ray Tuck officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 13 and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Bear Creek Cemetery, Grand Meadow.  Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. 


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