August 6, 1931 - August 9, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Avon, MN for Lenore Drontle, age 84, who died Sunday, August 9th at Langton Place - Roseville, MN. Burial will be in the St. Benedict's Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 11th at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish Prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m., Wednesday, August 12th at the church.

Lenore was born in St. Martin, MN to John and Anna (Dingmann) Kohorst. She married Clarence Drontle on June 19, 1956 in St. Martin Catholic Church. Lenore was an energetic person who enjoyed working outside on the farm in Watkins, gardening, canning, quilting, listening to music and being with her children and grandchildren. She was a remarkable woman with a strong work ethic and always had a joke to lighten a difficult situation. Lenore was a member of the St. Benedict Catholic Church in Avon.

Survivors include her children, Lois of Eden Prairie, John of Waconia, Jim of St. Paul, Donna of Duluth, Dave (JoAnn) of Appleton, WI, Dan (Siri) of St. Paul, and 8 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence of 47 years (2003); brother, Edwin, and sisters, Adeline (John) Burg, Sr. Johnette Kohorst, OSB, Marcella (Leo) Gruber, Philomene (Leo) Salzer, and Marina (Arnold) Klehr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Benedict's Parish or Catholic Charities.