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Edward J. Leuthner

Edward J. Leuthner

Edward J. Leuthner, age 90, of Menomonie, WI and formerly St. Cloud, MN passed away on May 24, 2022, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar in Menomonie.

Ed was born on September 8, 1931, in St. Bonifacius, MN, to Dominic and Clara Leuthner and grew up in

Delano, MN. He married Dorothy Klinkhammer on June 18, 1955, in Cogswell, ND. They enjoyed 58 years of blissful marriage until her passing in 2013. 

Ed was a Navy pilot before becoming a High School Teacher, Coach and later a School Administrator. He and Dorothy raised their children in St. Cloud, MN where they made many great friends and memories.

Ed was a man of faith and he treasured time spent with his loving wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends. Grandpa’s homemade bread and buns were always a highlight at family gatherings. Ed thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie, and serenity of time spent on the water fishing.

Ed is survived by his children Mark (Debbie) Leuthner, Mary Kay (Bill) Kryshak, Kathy Leuthner, Connie (Mike) Ricci and Tom (Sandy) Leuthner, 15 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and siblings; DonnaMae (Jerry) Anderson, Raymond (Joyce) Korblick and Carol (Dan) Fink.

He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy and infant son Michael, his siblings, Jocelyn Biggs, Howard Leuthner and Roy Leuthner. 

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Progressive Care Unit at the Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar in Menomonie, for the heartfelt compassionate care to our father and family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday May 28, 2022, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Menomonie with Rev. John Mano officiating.   Burial will take place in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.


  1. Kay Overboe

    Ed and Dorothy’s daughter Kathy lived at REM with my daughter Deb . They visited with us every Sunday when we went to see our daughters. Wonderful friends.


    Ed was my principal at South Jr. High in St. Cloud and also when we were housed at Tech. He was a kind and fair leader. We all loved and respected him. I am sure he is delighted to be joining Dorothy in heaven. They were a lovely couple. My condolences to the family.

  3. Kevin and Diane Gorder

    To Ed’s children and Grandchildren,
    Ed and Dorothy were dear friends and neighbors of Kevin’s Parent’s (Jack and LaVonne Gorder) for many years. We knew Ed and Dorothy as well. He was my Asst. Principal at North while attending school there. Sending our deepest sympathies and condolences to your families. He was such a kind man. He will be missed.
    Kevin and Diane Gorder

  4. Julie Kryshak

    Your Dad was a wonderful man, always enjoyed my time with him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Lisa Stark

    Dear cousins,
    I have fond memories of my godfather, Uncle Ed. He was always smiling, friendly and genuine. Describing his 58 year marriage to Aunt Dorothy as blissful sounds accurate to me! I still have some of the rhyming Christmas letters they would send, of their travels and updates on all of you. May cherished memories see you through. Sending love your way and wishing We could be there in person, Lisa & Ron Stark

  6. Jill (Klinkhammer) Breidenbach

    My deepest sympathies to all family members and friends. Uncle Ed will be remembered for his great smile and sense of humor. We all looked forward to his visits with Aunt Dorothy & the good times they had with my parents. Sending love and prayers, Jill

  7. Tom Loquai

    What an amazing and remarkable man. I’ll always be thankful for the impact he had in my life. God Bless each of you.

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