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Leila Helen Fowler

10/09/1933 - 01/18/2018

Called home to join her beloved husband Porky on the anniversary of his passing, Leila passed away peacefully and we are comforted knowing that she has rejoined those she loved. A funeral service will be held Friday, January 26, 2018 at Range Funeral Home in Virginia at 2:00 pm with visitation one-hour prior. Pastor Steve Weston will officiate. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

Leila H. Fowler was born October 9, 1933 in Virginia to William and Katherine (Pesola) Walden. Her early schooling was interrupted by T.B. Leila spent three years in Nopheming and later received her GED. She helped run the family farm until she took a job at VRMC. On March 11, 1997, she was united in marriage to Eugene “Porky” Fowler in Mesa, AZ.

Leila enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, baking, cooking, traveling, and she loved animals, especially her fur baby Teddy Bear.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Raphael’s for their wonderful care and compassion.

She is survived by:
Children: Kathie Zavala of Casper, WY
Lori (Mike) Folman of Embarrass
Bill Drieman of Stillwater
Grandchildren: Lyn (Dr. Shakeel) Kahn, Kristen (Vincente) Pantoja, Jennifer (Ron) Nelson, Peter Folman, and Mindy Folman
Great Grandchildren: Shaina, Dustin, Austin, William, Ashley, Alex, and Adaam
Sister: Elaine Lydy
Numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and other great friendships built throughout the years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene “Porky” Fowler; and sister, Jean Ellefson

3 thoughts on “Leila Helen Fowler”

  1. Cherie Marshall says:

    I will miss her so. I always admired her spunk and energy.
    The only comfort is knowing she’s with Grandma, Grandpa, mom, Porky and so many other loved ones.

  2. Dale Pesola says:

    We have lost another family member. So sorry for the family. Sorry I didn’t know her better haven’t seen her for 60 years to long love to all family members.

  3. Leanna Johnson says:

    So sad to hear of the news! My grandfather ” porky” will be happy to continue his life with Leila. My sympathy and condolences to the family. Warm wishes and god bless! She was a nice step grandma.

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01/26/2018 at 2:00 pm
Range Funeral Homes, 16th Street North, Virginia, MN, United States

Visitation begins at 1:00 PM