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Don L. Leavens, 70

Don L. Leavens, age 70 of New Richmond, died on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at Westfields Hospital.

He was born the son of Harry and Lucille (St. Aubin) Leavens on July 10, 1937 in New Auburn, Wis. He was a graduate of New Richmond High School. Don served his country in the Navy.

On Sept. 26, 1959 he married Patricia Leavens in Ladysmith, Wis. Don worked for Andersen Windows for 30 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents Harry and Lucille Leavens; wife, Patricia Leavens; daughter, Diane Leavens; and sister, Betty Bossany.

He is survived by his sons, D.J. Leavens and wife, Mehl, of Pensicola, Fla. and Dennis Leavens and wife, Tiffany, of New Richmond; grandchildren, Michael, Michelle, Patricia, Donavan, Darryl, Diane, Paige, Seth, and Harley; sisters, Joan (Robert) Rutledge, Pat (Fred) Zeiler, and Mary (Warren) Bazille; brother, Jerome (Rose) Leavens; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Beebe Mortuary in New Richmond with Julia Rajtar officiating. A memorial visitation was held on Monday, June 16, 2008 from 4-8 p.m. also at Beebe's. Interment was in the New Richmond Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Brian Gehring, Jeff Nagy and Mike Manske.

Arrangements are with Beebe Mortuary of New Richmond.