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September 28, 1926 – Saturday, June 15, 2013

Service Information
Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockford
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
6-8:00 P.M.

Doris L. Leerssen, age 86 of Buffalo, MN passed away at Parkview Care Center, Buffalo, MN on June 15, 2013. Funeral service on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rockford, MN. Pastor Michael T. Barlow will officiate. Visitation on Tuesday from 6-8 PM with a prayer service at 8 PM all at the church. Interment Elmwood Cemetery, Rockford, MN.
Doris was born on September 28, 1926 to Oscar & Gladys (Gregerson) Erickson in Marysville Township, Wright Co., MN. She was baptized on October 21, 1926 by Rev. C.A. Callerstrom. On September 15, 1940 she was confirmed by Rev. Arthur Chell. On June 12, 1954 she was united in marriage to George Leerssen, Rev. David Vickner officiating. This union was blessed by three children, David, Dennis & Susan.
Doris was a faithful member of Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockford, MN. She taught
Sunday school & held offices in The Ladies Aid.
She is survived by her sons, David Leerssen of Buffalo, MN, Dennis (Merry) Leerssen of Buffalo, MN; daughter, Susan (Timothy) Kant of West Allis, WI; six grandchildren, Amy, Andrew, Emily Kant, Rebekah, Jacob & Aaron Leerssen; sisters-in-law, Shirley Erickson of Buffalo, MN, Darlene Erickson of Buffalo, MN; brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Jerry & Jean Woelffer of Brainerd, MN;

Preceded in death by her father, Oscar on November 12, 1970, her mother, Gladys on October 22, 1969, her husband, George on February 19, 2001, three brothers, Dale, Gerald & Maurice Erickson & a sister: Dorothy (Les) Buckman.

Memorials preferred to Cross Lutheran Church, Salem Lutheran Church or West Lutheran High School.

6 Guestbook Entries

  1. Nancy Henson Schroeder

    Seeing your Moms picture brings back a world of memories for me. Truly an amazing Christian woman! You have all been blessed to have her in your lives, as well as so many others of us, and what a great reunion it will be one day in Heaven.

  2. Dana Peterson

    My condolences to the Leerssen kids. You are now the eldest generation to carry on the family name and traditions.
    May God bless your lives and efforts.

  3. Hildie Peterson Ciejka

    Dear Leerson Family: Your Mom has gone on to our heavenly home, she will be missed by many, but especially her family. Let the memories of your Mom comfort you. I have good childhood memories of Doris and George when I tagged along with Gwen and Sue to the farm, it was always a fun time! The tubs of popcorn that Doris made were amazing. I remember she was always busy doing something to take care of her family. May God bless you all and give you the peace that only he can give. Thank you for sharing your wonderful parents with us!

  4. Beth KInkel

    I wish to share my condolences Dave, Denny and Sue. I will always have fond memories of going to the farm and playing with our cousins; and Aunt Doris always trying to corral us up. I always told her that she made the best Apple Bars in the world!

  5. Mary Miller

    So sorry to hear about your great loss. Psalms 46:1 says; he (God) is a refuge, a help that is readily to be found during distresses. So you can go to him, in the days ahead and see that he will strengthen you and your family. I hope this brings some comfort to you in your time of need.

  6. Gwen Peterson Mahn

    Dave, Dennis and Sue,
    Some of my fondest childhood memories are of times spent with your family on the farm. Doris is one special lady who I love like a mother. She gave me my BFF…Sue I cherish you and our life long friendship. You all are in my thoughts, prayers and heart.


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