Leonella R. Brancio, age 78, of Lake Park, MN, passed away on April 2, 2021.
She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in New Rockford, ND and attended Creighton University in Omaha, NE.
Leonella loved spending time with her family, farming and working as a controller throughout her life. To her family, Leonella emphasized the value of education and life-long learning. Her strength, resilience and giving nature was an inspiration to all. She will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren, family and friends.
She is survived by son Byron Brancio; daughter Marya Brancio Rohweder and husband Doug Rohweder and grandchildren Luke and Ellie; daughter Natalie Brancio and husband Joseph Hajek, Jr. and grandchild Joshua; son-in-law, Ted Wahl and grandchildren Ryder and Carmyn. Preceded in death by husband, Fred Brancio and by daughter, Dr. Corinna Wahl Brancio.
Celebrations of Leonella’s life are planned in Arvada, CO and Fargo, ND at later dates in May.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Leonella’s name to Doctors Without Borders https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/onetime.cfm or the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org.
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