A memorial mass of Christian burial for Leonard Liffrig will be held Tuesday February 16th at 11:00 AM at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Mazeppa. The Reverend Shawn Haremza will celebrate the mass. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Masking and social distancing are required. Burial will follow at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Mazeppa. Mr. Liffrig, 83, of Rochester, died Wednesday February 10, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Rochester Methodist Campus, in Rochester.
Leonard Walter “Lenny” Liffrig was born September 1, 1937 in Red Wing, Minnesota, the son of Walter and Evelyn (Spalla) Liffrig. Raised in Mazeppa on a dairy farm, he was a graduate of Mazeppa High School. He entered the U.S. Army and served in the reserves until he was honorably discharged in 1966. In 1961 he married Kathy Hofschulte in Mazeppa. To this marriage was born four children. Mr. and Mrs. Liffrig later divorced. He worked 35 years at IBM in Rochester, and he drove school bus for another 20 years following retirement. He loved going to local church dinners, and he could always be counted on for remembering birthdays. He was a member of the American Legion Post #92 in Rochester and the IBM Alumni.
He is survived by his sons and daughters, Alane (Norm) Booth of Zumbrota, Virginia “Ginny” (Troy) Peterson of Stewartville, Tim (Therese) Liffrig of Apple Valley, and Chris (Tina) Liffrig of Oronoco; eight grandchildren, Garry Booth, Matt Gunderson, Nick Hall, Nate Gunderson, Alyssa Dohrn, Hannah Liffrig, Peter Liffrig, and Sarah Liffrig; as well as seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
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