Leona Fornkahl

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Leona Fornkahl was called to her eternal home Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born March 4, 1916, to Charles and Anna Springer Rehkopf at Point Rest in Perry County, Mo. She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church at Point Rest. She and Robert A. Fornkahl were married Nov. 28, 1935

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau.

She is survived by her devoted husband; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Karen and Ronald and Glenda. She has three grandsons, Gary Justin, Robert and Andrew Fornkahl; four granddaughters, Gretchen and James Hanks, Anna and Billy Bonney, Lora and Jason Estes, and Meagan Fornkahl; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Rahkopf. Leona has six great-grandchildren, Conrad, Henry, Franklin and Samuel Bonney, and Corabeth and August Hanks. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and a sister.

Leona attended Washington School in Cape Girardeau. She was a homemaker who enjoyed the outdoors and working on the family farm in Cape Girardeau County. Her greatest joy came from her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her love of children, family and animals will always be remembered. Her loving personality has touched the lives of many and her memory will continue through those that she has touched.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Egypt Mills, with the Rev. Douglas Breite officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Living Hope ministry at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau.