Jovina Lechtenberg, 82

Oct. 23, 1936 —
Feb. 5, 2019
Lawler - Jovina Mary Lechtenberg, age 82 of rural Lawler, Iowa, died on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at MercyOne in Mason City.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Feb. 12, 2019, at Assumption Catholic Church at Little Turkey, Iowa. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Little Turkey. Online condolences for her family may be left at  
Jovina Mary Lechtenberg was born on Oct. 23, 1936, in St. Lucas, Iowa, the daughter of Herbert and Frances (Rasing) Tillman. She attended school in St. Lucas and was a 1954 graduate of St. Lucas High School. She met the love of her life, Robert Lechtenberg, through a mutual friend after high school. The couple was married on Oct. 8, 1955, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in St. Lucas. To this union, six children were born.
Jovina worked at Sara Lee in New Hampton for most of her life. She worked with her son, Daniel, and enjoyed her time there. After over 25 years, she retired. She then helped Robert with his woodworking. Together they would build wooden trucks and tractors, along with many other items. 
In her free time, Jovina enjoyed playing cards, crocheting and canvas work, along with baking and cooking. She was a long-time member of the Catholic Daughters of America and belonged to Assumption Catholic Church in Little Turkey for most of her life. She loved all the family functions, and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  
Jovina is survived by her husband, Robert of Lawler; one daughter, Catherine (Jim) Larsen of Cresco, Iowa; three sons, Donald (Kathy) Lechtenberg of Lawler, Daniel (Audrey) Lechtenberg of Nashua, Iowa and David (Kathleen) Lechtenberg of Elk River, Minn.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Duane and Kevin Lechtenberg; two great-grandchildren, Sydney and Hunter; one brother, Leonard (Charlene) Tillman; and four sisters, Adella (Wilfred) Tieskotter, Regina (Roman) Tieskotter, Bernadine (Andrew) Tieskotter and Lucille (Edwin) Lechtenberg.


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