Elvina M. Lezer


Elvina Lezer, age 93, of Foley passed away Jan. 23, 2024, at the Sanctuary Assisted Living in St. Cloud. Funeral services will be 1 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 30, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Foley. The Rev. John Beck will officiate and burial will take place at S. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Popple Creek. Visitation was Jan. 29 at the Foley Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church Tuesday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Elvina Marie Lezer was born Aug. 25, 1930, in Wheaton to Emil and Anna (Nachtigal) Jacobs. She married Lawrence Lezer April 17, 1954, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Foley.  Elvina graduated high school and attended teachers college.  She taught in country schools in Mayhew Lake, Santiago and the Foley area. She later taught special education for the Foley School District.  After retiring from teaching, she worked for Gorecki Manufacturing and the Foley Nursing Center. She enjoyed spending time with her family and cooking and baking.

She is survived by her children Larry (Mary) of Jordan, Jay (Kerry) of Mound, Laurie (Greg) Ransom of Foreston; three grandchildren; and siblings: Arloa Gerdes of Oregon, Darwin (Cindy) of Arkansas, Karen (Richard) Flite of California, and Carol (Bill) Crane of Stewartville. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lawrence, and brothers Harold, Robert, Harlan and Dennis.