Mercer, Lenora “Lennie” Jean


Lenora “Lennie” Jean Mercer, 86, of Houston, Minn., died Sunday, January 10, 2021, at Valley View Healthcare and Rehab in Houston.

Lennie was born October 4, 1934, in Money Creek to Leonard and Adeline (Rouse) Ledebuhr. She graduated from Houston High School. On June 16, 1956, she married the love of her life, Floyd Mercer, whom she met while rollerskating in Winona.  Lennie was one of the original nurse’s aides at Valley View when they first opened.  She also cleaned many houses in the Houston area. She was a devoted wife and mother. Lennie enjoyed cooking, baking, quilting, traveling and was known for her yummy potato salad that was always requested at family gatherings. She could play a mean game of euchre and loved to beat “the guys!” Lennie also enjoyed reading the Bible and many books. She was devoted to the ministries of the United Methodist Church and was a staple for many years at Money Creek UMC, helping with many of the activities there.

Lennie is survived by her husband, Floyd, of 64 years; three children, Kyle Mercer, of Winona, Cindi (Ron) Van Loon, of La Crescent, and Jenell (Randy) Voge,l of Winona; grandchildren, Eric (Rachel) Mercer, Michael (Darcy) Mercer, Justin (Janell) Mercer, Nathan (Ashley) Van Loon, Angela (Keith) Burisek, Ashley Vogel (special friend, Rachel), and Jesse (Brenda) Goerts; many great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Cleo Lohse, Mavis Jorde, and Cheryl Radtke.

Lennie was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers-in-law, Ronald Lohse, David Jorde, and Donald Radtke.

The public is invited to a visitation from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at Money Creek United Methodist Church. Due to COVID restrictions, the service at 1:30 p.m. will be for family only. She will be laid to rest at Money Creek Cemetery. Face masks and social distancing are required. Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service - Houston is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share a memory of Lennie and sign her online guestbook at

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