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Leslie Robert Shawback, Sr.

Obituary Information

Service Details


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Time: 5:00-8:00 P.M.

Location: Worlein
Blooming Prairie Funeral Home
Blooming Priairie, Minnesota



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Time: 11:00 A.M.

First Lutheran Church
Blooming Prairie, Minnesota


At a later date



Leslie R. Shawback, Sr. age 79 of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota died Saturday, August 19, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.  Leslie Robert was born September 30, 1937 in Hayfield, Minnesota to Henry and Getta (Gilbertson) Shawback.  On November 22, 1958 he was united in marriage to Catherine Mary (Teachout) Mugride in Mason City, Iowa.  Leslie had farming in his blood.  Over the years he worked for various area farmers, including HA Whittington in Hayfield, Clayton Reynolds Brothers in Sargeant, Ille Brothers in Blooming Prairie, and Roger Amundson in Blooming Prairie.  Leslie retired in 2000 after 58 years of farming.  He enjoyed spending time with his wife and family, farming, going to the casino, and playing cards and games with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Catherine and children Tammy (Lanny) Callahan, Leslie (Pam) Shawback, Jr., Donald (Sarah) Shawback, and Mary (Charlie) Wallace, all of Blooming Prairie; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; special friend Virginia Stanley; siblings Arthur (Lavonne) Shawback of Austin, Henry (Arlis) Shawback, Jr. of Blooming Prairie, Raymond Shawback of Texas; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Luella; siblings Marion Peterson, John Shawback, Leland Shawback, Joseph Shawback, Mervin Shawback, and Carol Decker; close family friend Roger Amundson.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie with Pastor Heidi Heimgartner officiating.  The Shawback Family will greet friends on Tuesday, August 22nd from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home, and will continue on Wednesday morning for one hour prior to services at church.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

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