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Leona B. Poirier, 97, of rural Colfax, died Saturday, October 18, 2014, at her home in the Town of Howard.

She was born April 4, 1917, in the Town of Howard, the daughter of Albert and Mary (Drexler) Zwiefelhofer. Leona married Marvin L. Poirier on May 25, 1938, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. They spent 75 years together on their farm.

Leona was born, raised and finished her earthly life in the Town of Howard. She was baptized, completed school, and a lifetime member at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. She loved gardening, farming, and family.

She is survived by three sons, Eugene (Mandy) of Chicago, David (Sylvia) of Colfax, and Dan (Barb) of Brook Park, MN; 22 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; eleven great-great grandchildren; and by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Leona was preceded in death by her husband; two sons; Ronald and Dana; and a great-granddaughter, Taylor Lynn.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 23, 2014, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cooks Valley with Father John Potaczek celebrating the Mass. Visitation will be one hour prior to Mass at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery at a later date.

Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home & Cremation Services is serving the family. To express condolences online, please visit