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Leana Droege

Leana Droege

Leana Droege, age 69, passed away Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Leana was born in St. Paul, MN Oct. 18, 1948. She graduated from Park Rapids High School, Moorhead State University and worked as elementary teacher and, later, Curriculum Coordinator in the Eden Prairie MN School District.

Lea was an avid reader involved in several book clubs, had a great green thumb, was an AAUW member, Family Promise coordinator and social coordinator extraordinaire. She was curious, open-minded, friendly and always thoughtful.

She is survived by husband Ray, daughter Erin and son-in-law Gabe Watson, beloved grandchild Fiona of Minneapolis, mother Darlene Wallick of Park Rapids, and siblings Connie Bruse Wallert (Denny), New Port Richey, FL; Mindy Watkins, Plano, TX; Carily Myers, Bonneau Beach, SC; Heidi Williams, Cass Lake, MN; and John (Joan) Wallick, Atlanta, GA, plus many other nieces, nephews, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Bob Wallick.

Funeral arrangements were held Feb. 22 at St. Boniface Episcopal Church on Siesta Key, FL. Lea was very involved in the betterment of her neighborhood on Siesta Key and her church. She was actively working on projects to do so. A memorial will be set up in her honor under the care of Ray Droege to advance those favorite projects of hers.