Leona Catherine Rinkenberger, 99


January 30, 2021

Warroad- Leona passed away at home, surrounded by loved ones on Monday, January 25th, 2021.

Leona Catherine Rinkenberger, the daughter of Mary Louise Dumais and Leondias Merit Whilse entered the world on July 15th, 1921 at home in Warroad shortly after World War I. As the eldest, she had three younger siblings, Leon (Sonny) Edward, Louise Imogene (Imy), and Harry George. Much of her early years were spent running to her beloved grandmother across the way. She attended Warroad Public School through 8th grade but always aspired to be a nurse.

In 1937, Leona married Thomas Otto (Harry) Pom...

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