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Doug Leinen

August 1, 1934 ~ July 6, 2017 (age 82)

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July 9, 2017

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
400 N. Maryland Ave.
Fulda, Minnesota 56131

Funeral Service
July 10, 2017

1:30 PM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
400 N. Maryland Ave.
Fulda, Minnesota 56131

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In Loving Memory Of


Douglas Leo Leinen


Douglas Leinen, the son of Leo and Elizabeth (Vick) Leinen, was born on August 1, 1934 on a farm near Westbrook, MN. He grew up near Westbrook and later moved with his family to a farm near Fulda, MN. Doug grew up on the farm and attended country school and the Fulda High School. Doug was united in marriage to Marlene Kommes on June 26, 1955 in Fulda, MN. After their marriage they lived on various farms near Fulda until they moved to a farm southwest of Fulda in 1965. He farmed and later was a DeKalb Seed Dealer. They remained on the farm until 2011 when they moved to their home in Fulda. Doug became a resident of the Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Fulda in February of 2012 and passed away there on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the age of 82. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fulda. Doug also belonged to the Prairie Reapers and was a past Fulda Co-op board member. He enjoyed collecting antique tractors and all other antiques, farm toys and attending auctions and swap meets.


Survivors include his wife, Marlene Leinen of Fulda, MN; 3 children, Peggy (David) Palomaki of David City, NE, Diane (John) Schettler of Wilmont, MN and Bruce Leinen of Fulda, MN; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-Grandchildren and sister, Marla Ford of Watertown, SD. He is preceded in death by his parents, son, Darrell Leinen and 2 brothers, Gerald and Lowell Leinen.


Funeral Services


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Fulda, MN at 1:30 PM on Monday, July 10, 2017 with Rev. Shawn Ethridge officiating.  The organist is Loretta Gehl. The soloist is A.W. Koopman. The pallbearers are his grandchildren, Randy Schettler, Lori Klein, Ashley Nankivil, Adam Leinen, Aaron Leinen, Nicole Leinen, Brittany Dufour, Andrew Palomaki, Michael Palomaki and Philip Palomaki. Interment at Prairie Hill Cemetery Fulda, MN.


Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 6 PM at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fulda and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. The Totzke Funeral Home in Fulda is assisting the family with arrangements. 

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