Leona M. Magner (Bloch)
November 5, 2021

Leona Mathilda Magner, age 88 of Buffalo, formerly of Delano passed away on Friday, November 5, 2021. She was born on April 6, 1933 in Albany, Minnesota the daughter of Henry and Margaret (Keppers) Bloch. Leona was united in marriage to John F. Magner on August 29, 1959 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany, Minnesota. They made their home in Delano, Minnesota, where they raised their nine children.

Leona enjoyed doing puzzles, painting wooden toys, sewing quilts and baking. She worked at the Delano Healthcare Center for 25 years as a cook in the kitchen. She was also a daycare provider. She was a woman of great faith, a member of the Rosary Society, and Ladies Auxillary.

Leona was preceded in death by her husband John; her parents Henry and Margaret Bloch; step mother Christine (Douvier) Bloch; siblings Richard Bloch, Raphael Bloch, Sylvester (Yvette) Bloch, Lawrence (Dorothy) Bloch, Sr. Cordelia, OSF, Hildegard Wiechmann, Dorothy (Paul) Boecker, Gilbert Bloch and Leroy Bloch; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law William “Bill” Fernandez, Rita (Joe) Ryan, Helen (Pete) Campbell, Mary (Jim) Nolan, Michael (Bud) Magner.

She is survived by her children: Brian Magner, Marlene Magner, Mark Magner (Jerry Neronsky), Steven Magner, Father Kevin Magner, John (Tracy) Magner, Kim Magner (Scott Rosenthal), Kelly (Brian) Harstad, Kyle Magner; grandchildren Maya Carson, Gavin Carson, Collin (Tina) Magner, Jack Magner, Willie Magner; siblings Sr. Loretta, OSF, Bea (Larry) Britz, Don (Bea) Bloch, Tex (Carol) Bloch, Julie Fernandez, Janie (Manny) Phillip, Eileen (Jim) Dwyer, Delores Bloch; sisters-in-law Donna Bloch, Fran Magner; brother-in-law Alphonse (Al) Wiechmann; as well as many other family members.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 am on Tuesday, November 9th at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, St. Peter Campus, in Delano. Visitation was from 4-8 pm on Monday and continues Tuesday, 10-11 am prior to the Mass, ALL in Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Campus. Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery in Delano. Masks were requested and appreciated.

The Mass was live streamed through the link provided below: