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Kenneth O. Lehner, 79

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

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

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

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

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

On November 18, 1961, Kenneth O. Lehner and Luella E. Lemke were joined in holy marriage at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farming Township, Stearns County, MN by Reverend Gene Merrill. 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 loved his family! He also 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.

He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-eight years Luella “Lue” Lehner; children Jeff (Patty) Lehner of Waverly, Brian (Cindy) Lehner of Hayward, WI, and Tim (Catherine) Lehner of Mayer; seven 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; and many other relatives and friends.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents Alois and Dorothy (Klug) Lehner and by a brother Loren Lehner.

A Memorial Service for Kenneth “Ken” Lehner will be held on Saturday, June 27th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted. Pastor Dave Hormann will officiate. Special music by Bruce Gatz and keyboard will be by Whitney Heinen

A visitation will be held on Saturday, June 27 at the church from 9:00 a.m. until time of services. 

Interment was held at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Farming Township, MN.

Honorary Casket Bearer was Treyton Frisbie.

Casket Bearers were Cameron Lehner and Emily Gabur, Heather and Brandon Smith, Collin Lehner, Brant Mangrich, Rian Mangrich, and Kira Frisbie.

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


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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