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Leatrice L. Posusta, 68

Leatrice Lillian Posusta, age 68, of Dassel, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, at the North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.

She was born Oct. 24, 1938 in Glencoe, the daughter of Theodore and Lillian (Karstens) Pulkrabek. She was baptized Dec. 16, 1938 at home, and confirmed at the Evangelical Church of Peace in Glencoe.

Leatrice grew up in the Glencoe area, where she attended District 29, and the Glencoe High School.

She later attended Hutchinson Vocational School for a secretarial degree, and the Dakota County Vo-Tech Travel School.

Leatrice was united in marriage to Howard Posusta June 23, 1955 at the Congregational Church in Glencoe by the Rev. Happel. Together, they made their home in the Glencoe-Silver Lake area. In 1969, they moved to their farm southeast of Dassel.

Leatrice had been employed as an executive secretary at the Hutchinson Central School Office, Dassel-Cokato High School, North American Hunt Club, CVN Network, and Forward Technologies. For many years, she and her daughter, Terri, owned and operated TLC Antique Shop at her farm place.

Leatrice enjoyed going to auctions and garage sales, where she bought antiques and collectables. She had recently joined the Red Hat Society with her good friend, Arlene Russell.

Leatrice was a member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, where she was active in the church serving groups.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Shirley Gillman.

Leatrice is survived by her husband, Howard, of Dassel; children Terri Posusta of Dassel, Todd Posusta of Dassel, and Traci Posusta of Medina; grandchildren Skylar and Michael Posusta-Chrast, and Blair and Chad Posusta; and a brother, Jack (Eldora) Pulkrabek of Glencoe.

A funeral service took place Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel with the Rev. Steven Olson officiating. The organist was Barb Froemming, and music included the hymns “Just as I Am” and “Precious Lord.” Soloist was Sheldon Hedin, who sang “Borning Cry,” and “On Eagles Wings.” Interment was at the Steelsville Cemetery, rural Dassel.

Visitation was Friday evening, Nov. 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.

Casket bearers were Marty Koepp, Perry Jackson, Dan Miller, Charlie Johnson, Kurt Mortenson, and Jim Gillman.

Arrangements were by the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.

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