Funeral Services celebrating the life of Dorothea Hulda Maria Lehner, age 99 of Albany will be 5PM Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Albany. Pastor Bradley Pearson will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery following the service. Dorothea went peacefully with the Lord May 27th 2013 at Glenoakes Care Center in New London Monday morning. There will be a gathering prior to the service Thursday afternoon at the church from 3-5PM. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Albany.

Dorothy, as she was known was born October 25th, 1913 the daughter of Otto and Alma (Schmidt) Klug in Albany, MN. After attending Albany school, she played violin at various churches, and also spent time in the Twin Cities where she worked in housekeeping. She was united in marriage to Alois Lehner on May 4th 1938. Dorothy not only helped her husband Alois on the farm with various chores but also worked as a mother and home-maker raising their six children. She was a life member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Albany where she volunteered her time with altar guild duties, embroidering Baptismal napkins, quilting for a variety of events, and also was a member of the Ladies Aid.

Dorothy is survived by her children Kenneth (Luella) Lehner, Winsted; Diane (Ron) Nelson, Spicer; daughter-in-law Sharon Lehner, Albany; Greg (Gail) Lehner, Sauk Centre; Jim (Margie) Lehner, Albany; Lois Thul, Savage; her 19 grandchildren; and her 35 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents Otto and Alma Klug, her husband Alois Lehner who passed on December 24th, 2003, her son Loren Lehner, her sister Eleanor and her husband Robert Hobson, and her brother Norbert and his wife Mayme Klug.

Dorothy will be remembered as a kind and compassionate lady. She was an excellent Mother, quilter, crafter, gardener, cook, and friend to all. Bless be her memory.