In loving memory of

Dorine Lehn
August 4, 1930 - November 21, 2021

Dorine Lehn, 91-year-old resident of Little Falls died Sunday, November 21 at Bridgeway Estates in Little Falls with her loving family by her side. Emblom Brenny Funeral Service is Cherishing the Memory and Celebrating the Life of Dorine. The family kindly ask that those attending the visitation or Mass to please wear a mask.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 26 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Tim Wenzel officiating. The burial will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 24 at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service and from 9:30 A.M. until 10:30 A.M. on Friday at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service. A Christian Mothers Rosary will be held at 4:30 P.M. on Wednesday and a Parish Prayer at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Dorine Margaret Miller was born on August 4, 1930 in Millerville, Minnesota to the late Nicholas and Margaret (Westrup) Miller. She grew up in the Millerville area and attended school in Brandon, MN. She graduated with the class of 1949 and was the valedictorian. Dorine attended the Alexandria Vocational School for one year. She then attended Bemidji State University and received her Associates of Arts Degree in Child Development. Dorine was united in marriage to William Lehn on July 3, 1950 at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Brandon, MN. The couple farmed for seven years and then moved to Little Falls. Dorine was a stay-at-home mom raising the couple's 12 children. She also worked for Head Start for 20 years, Religious Education Director at St. Mary's Church for three years and worked at the Little Falls Walmart until her retirement in 1998. She enjoyed quilting, baking, puzzles and visiting with family and friends. Above all, she cherished her role as mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Dorine was a member of St. Gabriel's Hospital Auxiliary, Oasis Share A Meal, the Crosier Apostolate, Central Minnesota TEC, Relay for Life, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and the Parish Council.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Mary (Gary) Ubl of Bloomington, MN, Maggie Lehn of Brush Prairie, WA, Beth Lehn of Dunnellon, Florida, Pat (Tom) Arnold of Little Falls, MN, Mike (Kathy) Lehn of Mililani, HI, Kate (Yolanda Meza) Lehn of Anchorage, AK, Jane (Harry) Moore of Palmer, AK, Barb (Steve) Simpson, Pollock Pines, CA, Tim (Caroline) Lehn of San Diego, CA, Bill (Leanne) Lehn of North Canton, OH, Nancy (Peter Eckhoff) Lehn of New Hope, MN; brother, Joseph (Betty) Miller of Crystal, MN; 30 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William; son, John "Jack" Lehn; six siblings and two infant grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Mary of Lourdes Schools or the Morrison County Food Shelf.

Emblom Brenny Funeral Service of Little Falls 320-632-4393.


Delene Lorsung Dentinger wrote on Nov 28, 2021:

"Sorry, Joe about your sister, Rinny. She certainly lived a full life and a big family. Prayers for you and your family and her family"

Marlene Lorsung wrote on Nov 28, 2021:

" My sympathy to Dorine's (Reny) family. I grew up with her in Millerville, MN & have many good memories of times together back then. May she rest in peace."

Myron Bahmer wrote on Nov 26, 2021:

"Rest in peace Dori and may God grant your family comfort and peace. Myron & Cathy Bahmer"

jim abelt wrote on Nov 23, 2021:

"Beth, my condolences to you and your family. Your mom was a wonderful person. Jim Abelt"

Toni Johnson wrote on Nov 23, 2021:

"Sorry for your loss! Toni Johnson "

Mark J.VonBank. wrote on Nov 22, 2021:

"my heartfelt prayers to the Lehn families and friends and CM TEC on your loss. Rest in Peace Dear Friend Dorine. My Prayers and Love, Mark J.VonBank-Park Rapids, Mn."

Mike Lehn wrote on Nov 22, 2021:

"This is just a quick note to anyone who might be coming to the funeral who has had the privilege of having been gifted a quilt or a baby blanket by Dorine. If you are able to bring it to the church and drape it over one of the pews during the service, We think it would add an extra warm touch to the service."

Mark & Pam Savage wrote on Nov 22, 2021:

"Sending our sincere condolences to Dorine?s family from the MHC Denver. She was an awesome lady. "

Debbie Jelinski Harakel wrote on Nov 22, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss."

Mary (Zak) Bednarek wrote on Nov 22, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss! I worked Legion events with your mother, she was a very sweet lady."

Claudette Moran wrote on Nov 22, 2021:

"Gentle hugs, prayers, and condolences go out to the entire Lehn family. Lots of good memories with your mom and grandma, whether it was Head Start at Belle Prairie 1972-1973, the TEC program, or just visiting with her. Blessed be both of your parents memories. May Dorine rest in the peace of Christ, and may God hold all of you in the palm of his hand."

Kathy Garrison Kloss wrote on Nov 22, 2021:

"Sorry for your loss "

Ann Doble wrote on Nov 22, 2021:

"I'm so sorry for your loss.."

Wendy Waltman wrote on Nov 22, 2021:

"My Sympathy to Dorines Family, very Sweet Lady! "

Toni Johnson wrote on Nov 22, 2021:

"Toni Johnson "