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Leona Albin - December 26, 2013

Leona Ruth Albin was born on July 1, 1919, at Champion, Neb., a daughter of August and Clara (Greim) Meeske. She married Everett L. Albin, Aug. 19, 1945, in Champion, Neb. He passed away March 31, 2004.
Leona was an elementary school teacher. She taught in rural schools for four years. She also had worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for four and one-half years. Leona and Everett farmed in the Foosland, Ill., area until retirement.
Leona was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Osman, Ill. She was very active as a charter member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and a member of the Ladies Aid.
Leona had been living at Gibson City, Ill., near Foosland, and passed away at 5:10 a.m., Thursday morning, Dec. 19, 2013, at the Gibson City Area Hospital Annex, Gibson City, Ill. Leona was 94 years of age.
Survivors include niece Alisa Rindels and husband Dean of Scottsbluff, Neb.; nephew Kenneth Meeske and wife Ruby of Paris, Texas; several great-nieces and nephews including Lloyd, Galen and Karl Meeske, all of Champion, Neb.; sister-in-law and close friends Don and Connie Warsaw.
Leona was preceded in death by her parents, brother Henry Meeske and two sisters, Pauline Meeske and Irene Gestring.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning, Dec. 26, 10:00 a.m., at the Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial, with Pastor David Kahle officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial.
Visitation will be held before services starting at 9:00 a.m. at the church
A memorial has been established in Leona’s memory.
Online condolences can be left at
Liewer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.