Leona B. Trattles


Leona B. Trattles

Leona B. Trattles, age 77 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre, with Rev. Andrew Marthaler officiating and Rev. James Statz concelebrating. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.


Leona Bernadine Schaefer was born Aug. 31, 1936, in Grove Township, Stearns County, to Paul and Mary (Huewe) Schaefer. She was united in marriage to Norval Trattles on Aug. 29, 1964, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Greenwald.  The couple farmed southwest of Sauk Centre in Ashley Township. 


She was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre and the Christian Mothers. Leona was a committed adorer at the St. Faustina Adoration Chapel and was involved in T.E.C. retreats. She was hard-working and enjoyed maintaining the farm, gardening, quilting and spending time with her family. Leona also had a competitive nature, something you would see while playing cards with her or watching the Minnesota Twins.


Survivors include her children, Steve (Peggie) Trattles of Alexandria, Brian (Teri) Trattles of Sauk Centre, Thomas (Cindy) Trattles of Savage, Coralie (Blair) Weiers of Sauk Centre, Sue (Mark) Kollman of Sauk Centre and Bonnie (Chris) Eddy of Alexandria; 11 grandchildren; brothers, Norbert (Marilyn) Schaefer of New Munich, Clarence (Mary) Schaefer of New Munich; and sister-in-law, Lela Schaefer of Elk River.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Norval Trattles on July 31, 2002; parents; sister, Hilda Weber; and brother, Gerald Schaefer.


Serving as casket bearers were David Weber, Todd Lezer, Shane Trattles, Tyler Trattles, Trent Eddy and Tyler Eddy. Cross bearer was McKinley Weiers and scripture bearer was Courtney Trattles. Gift bearers were Sara Eddy and Gregory Weiers. Serving as flower bearers were Ashley Kollman and Briana Trattles. Amber Kollman was serving as the reader. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. 


Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.

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