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Leon Tischer

February 29, 1960 — May 18, 2009

Leon Dale Tischer, 49, of Lake Elmo , MN , formerly of Breckenridge , MN died May 18, 2009 at his home in Lake Elmo .

His funeral will be held on Saturday, May 23, at 11:00 AM at Grace Lutheran Church in Breckenridge , MN , with Pastor Burt Benson officiating.

Visitation will be Friday, May 22, from 4 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home in Breckenridge. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

Burial and graveside service will be Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Fairview Cemetery, Stillwater, MN.

Leon was born in Breckenridge , MN on February 29, 1960 to Reuben and Joyce (Sturgess) Tischer. He grew up in Breckenridge, graduating from Breckenridge High School in 1978 and Pipestone Technical College in 1979.

Leon married Sheri Lehman on September 14, 1996. They lived in Bloomington , Maplewood and later moved to Lake Elmo , MN with their two sons, Dylan, 8, and Ethan 6. Leon was active with his family in many outdoor activities. He enjoyed taking care of his home, swimming, biking and cross country skiing. Special times included traveling to Minnesota lake country to spend time with his family and friends.

Leon worked for 3M Company in Wahpeton until 1987, when he attended Century College . He then worked for Wayne Transport. He recently joined Laborers Union #132 and was working for Total Construction and Equipment at the Koch Refinery at the time of his death.

Leon is survived by his wife, Sheri, sons, Dylan and Ethan, Lake Elmo, MN, daughter, Amanda Paananen, East Bethel, MN, mother, Joyce Tischer, brothers, Doug, Ron (Marilee), Breckenridge, MN, Dean (Trudy), Wahpeton, ND and Cal, Breckenridge, MN, mother-in-law, Marlene Lehman, Dalton, MN, brother-in-law, Gary (Sue) Lehman, Minneapolis, MN, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Reuben, and infant sister, and sister-in-law, Donna Tischer.

Active pallbearers will be: Jeremy Tischer, Jesse Tischer, Travis Tischer, Carmeron Tischer, Austin Lehman and Aden Lehman

Honorary Pallbearers: Shawn Tischer, Heidi Sadat, Lindsey Tischer, Carmen Tischer, Alexa Lehman, Brian Ness and Harlan Deike

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