Kenneth O. Lehner, 79

Kenneth Otto Lehner, age 79, of Winsted passed away at his residence Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

He was born June 24, 1940 in Krain Township, near Albany, MN, the son of Alois and Dorothy (Klug) Lehner.

He was baptized July 7, 1940 at Evangelical Ebenezer Church.

Ken was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith April 11, 1954 at Evangelical Ebenezer Church.

He honorably served his Country in the United States Army Reserves.

Kenneth O. Lehner and Luella E. Lemke were joined in holy marriage at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farming Township, Stearns County, Minnesota by Reverend Gene Merrill Nov. 18, 1961. God blessed their marriage with three sons.

Ken was employed for many years at Sterner Lighting in Winsted as a welder and shop supervisor.

Ken enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was a faithful member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted. Ken formerly served as Church Treasurer, Elder, on the Board of Education, and as a Sunday School Teacher.

Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Luella “Lue” Lehner; children Jeff ( Patty) Lehner of Waverly, Brian (Cindy) Lehner of Hayward, WI, and Tim (Catherine) Lehner of Mayer; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; siblings Diane (Ron) Nelson of Spicer, Greg (Gail) Lehner of Sauk Centre, Lois Thul of Prior Lake and Jim (Margie) Lehner of Avon; a sister-in-law: Sharon Lehner of Albany; many other relatives, and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, Alois and Dorothy Lehner, and a brother, Loren Lehner.

A memorial service for Kenneth “Ken” Lehner will be held at a later date.

A private graveside service and interment took place April 26 at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Farming Township, MN. Casket bearers were Cameron Lehner and Emily Gabur, Heather and Brandon Smith, Collin Lehner, Brant Mangrich, Rian Mangrich, and Kira Frisbie, and honorary casket bearer Treyton Frisbie.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, MN is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

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