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Gwendolyn "Gwen" L. Lecander

Gwendolyn "Gwen" L. Lecander

Gwendolyn “Gwen” L. Lecander age 88 of Elmwood, passed away on Monday July 6, 2020 at Welcome Home Assisted Living in Elmwood.

Gwen was born May 17, 1932 in Red Wing, MN.  She was the daughter of Leslie and Marian (Nelson) Lidgerding.  Gwen graduated from Maiden Rock High School in 1950.  She married Robert L. Lecander November 19, 1951 at Sabylund Lutheran Church, rural Stockholm.  After marriage they moved to St. Paul, where Bob attended the University of Minnesota for agriculture.  After several years they moved to the Starr Farm in the Township of Weston, Dunn County, where they raised their family and farmed for many years, raising Registered Holsteins.  Gwen handled all the bookwork for the home and farm besides running the household.  Gwen and Bob became residents of Welcome Home Assisted Living in 2010.

Gwen enjoyed doing ceramics, going to the Mabel Tainter for plays, attending the Ludington Guard concerts at Wilson Park in Menomonie.  She was a good cook and baker and always had something ready for anyone who would stop by.  Gwen enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Gwen is survived by her daughter, Kathy Mousel of Menomonie; two sons, Todd (Michelle) of Menomonie; Barry (Sara) of Cookeville, TN; six grandchildren, Michelle (Steve) Andrews, Melissa (Jeff) Katuin, Josh (Amanda), Zach (Nicole Webster), Luke (Erin), Isaac (Hailie) Lecander; nine great grandchildren; a brother Lauren (Mary Ellen) Lidgerding of Menomonie, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Bob in 2010, and a son-in-law, Tom Mousel.

The family would like to thank the St. Croix Hospice and the staff at Welcome Home Assisted for the wonderful care give the Gwen.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 PM Friday July 10, 2020 at Oakwood Cemetery in Pepin with Rev. Sarah Miller officiating.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 PM until the time of the services at the cemetery on Friday.

Online condolences may be made at www.rhielfuneralhome.com

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Menomonie is serving the family.


  1. Joel Olson

    Very sorry for your loss in this rough times ,she will be greatly missed . Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Joel Olson

  2. Robert Gary Freiberg

    Gwen was a very special lady. Enjoyed visiting with her. She was such an energetic person. Glad she is now in Heaven with Bob.
    Blessings to all of you. Bob & Barb

  3. Clark & Susan Collett

    To the Lecander family, we extend our condolences for your loss. Gwen was a special and loving person and I am sure will be greatly missed. I remember visiting the family farm over the years as I was growing up. Those were special times.
    May all the good memories be the ones that you hang onto and cherish to make her live on in your hearts for years to come.
    Clark & Susan Collett, originally from Elmwood.

  4. Matt Dilts

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family.

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