January 31, 1939 - October 11, 2014


Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville for Donald “Eugene” Lehnen, age 75, of Paynesville who passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Koronis Manor. Reverend Glenn Krystosek will officiate. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville and after 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at the church.

Eugene was born in Eden Valley January 31, 1939 to Henry and Luella (Driver) Lehnen. He lived in Eden Valley then moved to Paynesville at the age of 4. He grew up on the family farm and attended the Country School. Eugene worked at two different mink farms while helping his father on the family farm that he eventually purchased. He met his wife Carol Nelson and was married in 1959. They had two children. She later passed away in May, 1961. He continued farming and later married Emma Goble in 1967. They had 5 children and later divorced. Eugene continued farming until 1976, and then went on to work at AMPI for 24 years full time, while still crop farming.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to the cabin with the “guys” and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his children, Mark (Roxanne) Lehnen, Cindy (Paul) Anderson, Debi (Chris) Lehnen, Bonnie (Danny) Rudy, and Mary (Kenny) Schlangen; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren; and sisters, Donna (Russell) Vander, Irene (Jerry) Diedrich.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carol; son, David; sisters, Ione and Betty; and grandson Brent.