Leona L. Onnen 98, of Benson passed away on January 9, 2021 at the
Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke. She was born on August 4, 1922 in
Secor the daughter of Fred and Mary (Itzen) Dirks. She married Lester F.
Onnen on December 5, 1951 in Benson. He preceded her in death on June
She is survived by one son Fred (Amy) Onnen of Benson; two grandchildren
Sara DeGraff of Gibson City, Jenny Masters of Roanoke; three
great-grandchildren Elijah Masters of Roanoke, Amy Gayle Masters of
Roanoke, Charlotte DeGraff and one nephew Ray (Barb) Dirks of El Paso.
Leona was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother Louis Dirks.
Leona was a homemaker and assisted on the family farm. She was a member
of the St Peter Lutheran Church of Benson where she was active in the
A private family service will be held on Wednesday January 13, 2021 at
Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke. Burial will follow at St
Peter's Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Leona's honor may be made to St Peter Lutheran
Church, Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke or a charity of the donor's
choice. Online tributes and condolences may be at