|Birth: ||Jul. 31, 1929|
|Death: ||Jul. 8, 2001|
Deacon Vincent Leisen
Deacon Vincent John Leisen was born in Saint Cloud on July 31, 1929 to Doctor Vincent J. and Helen (Zapp) Leisen. He attended Saint Cloud Cathedral High School, Saint Cloud Tech High School, Saint John's University and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in pharmacy. He worked at Molitor Pharmacy in Saint Cloud and later owned a pharmacy in Browerville. He retired from pharmacy in 1999.
After his years of formation, he was ordained to the diaconate at Saint Mary's Cathedral in Saint Cloud on June 7, 1983. He served as deacon at Christ the King Church in Browerville from June 1983 until October 1999 when he was assigned to Saint Joseph Church in Grey Eagle and Saint John the Baptist Church in Swanville.
Deacon Leisen died at his home in Grey Eagle on Sunday July 8 at 9:30 am. Deacon Leisen was 71 years old and a permanent deacon for 18 years.
A Vigil Service was held on Wednesday evening July 11 at 8:00 pm at Saint Augustine Church in Saint Cloud.
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Saint Augustine Church in Saint Cloud on July 11, 2001 at 10:30 with Father Simon Bischof OSB as celebrant and Father Bernard Gruenes concelebrating. Burial was in Assumption Cemetery in Saint Cloud. Deacon Leisen is survived by his wife Joan whom he married on April 14, 1956, his brothers and sisters, John, Helen (Sue) and Gretchen of Saint Cloud, Joanne Raymond of Coeur d'alene, Idaho, Mary Schober of Green Valley, Arizona and Marjorie Donohue of Madison, Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Created by: Steven M. Wielenberg
Record added: Aug 15, 2011
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