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. Leland Alsteen .

Collected and contributed by:  Bill Fonferek

. March 11 - 14,  2012  .
Green Bay Press-Gazette .

 Leland Alsteen 91, Lena, passed away Friday, March 9, 2012, at Hope Hospice House, Cape Coral, Fla. He was born on Jan. 3, 1921, in Lena, to the late Phillip and Anna (Van Ness) Alsteen. On Nov. 19, 1940, Leland married Viola Rimple at St. John Catholic Church, Coleman. They celebrated thier 59th anniversary in 1999. She preceded him in death on June 16, 2000. He was in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Lena American Legion Post #342 for 65 years serving as Chaplain for many years. He was a salesman for Watkins Company, Farmer's Insurance and worked for the Carpenter's Local 1146. He was a Scout Leader, enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, family and Levi Garrett. Leland will be remembered fondly for his unwavering support, loving thoughtful generous ways and his very unique sense of humor. He exemplified a positive attitude and tremendous strength. Leland was a proud dad and devoted father, grandfather, husband and friend.

Survivors include four daughters and three sons, Elaine Dorvinen, Green Bay; Yvonne (Donald) Brault, Peshtigo; Sandra (Alvin) Strom, Oconto; Linda (David) Jacobini, Hamilton, Va.; Milton (Kathy Murphy) Alsteen, Pound; Dean Alsteen, Little Suamico; Cletus Alsteen, Green Lake. 16 grandchildren, Mark (Luann), Steven (Mary), and Michael (Kari) Dorvinen, Jeffrey Brault, Brenda (Walter) Schillinger, and Randy Brault; Kevin, Todd and Jonathon Strom (Cheryl Wozniak), and Tanya (Brian) Sheedy; Phillip Alsteen, Hunter and Justin Alsteen, Angela (Jeff) Henecke, Gian (Natalie) Jacobini and Francesca (Kendall) Warnock; 18 great-grandchildren Sam, Emma, Isabelle, Olivia, Alex, Aaron, Adam, Ty, Kyle, Kristofer, Morgan, Mason, Conrad, Mikayla, Lilly, Skyln, Griffin and Kaylee; one great-great-grandaughter, Kylee; many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Anthony Alsteen; granddaughter, Lisa Strom-Meyer; great-granddaughter, Ashley Schillinger; son-in-law, Lawrence Dorvinen; five brothers, Raymond, Wilfred, Edmund, Ernest, and Leo Alsteen; two sisters, Virginia Edlebeck, and Marie Johnson.

Friends may call at St. Anne Catholic Church, Lena from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial will be at noon Saturday, March 17, 2012, at the church with Father Celestine Byekwaso officiating. Interment will be at St. Charles Cemetery, Lena. Military Rites will be performed by the Lena American Legion Post #342. Rhodes-Charapata Funeral home, Lena is assisting the family. Please visit to express online condolences. In Lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in Leland's name.

The family would like to thank their sister, Sandra and her family for the 14 years Leland received dedicated loving care at their home.