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Leland Peter Fehn

Leland Peter Fehn, age 66 of Laporte, and also of Lakeview, Ark., and formerly of Waverly, died Friday, March 4, 2005 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark., due to a motorcycle accident.

He was born Feb. 15, 1939 to Mathias J. and Marie (Schomer) Fehn in Minneapolis. He served as a medic in the U. S. Army in Korea.

Lee married Irene Spike Feb. 23, 1963. They made their homes in Rockford, Waverly, Buffalo, and Annandale, and later, during retirement, in Laporte and Lakeview.

Lee worked as a machinist in the aerospace industry, as well as farming for several years. He enjoyed motorcycling, four-wheeling, hunting, and fishing.

He was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church in Laporte.

Lee is survived by his wife, Irene; their six children: Jeff (Terri) Fehn of Faribault, Randy (Sandra) Fehn of Annandale, Colin (Jeanne) Fehn of Monticello, Angie (Paul) Sandelin of Pequot Lakes, Pam Fehn, and Katrina Fehn of Brainerd; eight granddaughters; and eight grandsons.

He is further survived by three sisters: Marlene (Richard) Barren, Sandra, and Theresa (David) Pray; mother-in-law Laura Spike; four brothers-in-law: Myron (Clarice) Spike, Paul Spike, Jerome (Kathy) Spike, and David (Mary) Spike; seven sisters-in-law: Myrna Hell, Judy (Kenny) Kalway, Jeanne (Dan) Bosen, Emily Heins, Mary (Robert) Nowak, Ramona (Steve) Proctor, and Wanda (Steve) Tussing; and Gene Sorenson.

Lee is preceded in death by both parents; father-in-law Harold Spike; sister-in-law Michelle Sorenson, and godson Ricky Barren.

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 2 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Annandale at 10 a.m. Visitation will be one-half hour prior to the Mass. Luncheon will follow at French Lake Township Hall in French Lake.

Private burial will take place later this spring in Laporte.

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