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Lena Paula Emelia (Sauer) Fleming, 97, Decatur, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Home.
Lena was born Aug. 22, 1916, to the late Henry and Anna (Pflueger) Sauer. She married Russell E. Fleming Nov. 18, 1933; he died Aug. 8, 1980.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She loved to garden and make quilts.
Lena is survived by five children, Dorothy (Norman) Linnemeier, Alice Fahredoff, Joan Ekberg, David (Judy) Fleming and Janet Kapra (Miquel) Lopez; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, a sister and a son-in-law.
Due to a family illness, a private burial will take place.
A memorial visitation and service will be held at a later date.
Preferred memorials are to Zion Lutheran Church or Family Life Care through Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.