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October 13, 2012
Messenger News

Laura Beth Lennon, 56, of Fort Dodge passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2012 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

A Celebration of Life will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2012 in the Chapel of Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home, with Rev. Beryl Vinchattle, Otho-Kalo Community Church, officiating. Burial will follow at St. James Cemetery in Clare. A visitation will be Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Laura is survived by her husband, Brad "Steve" Lennon; daughter, Jennifer Gordon and son, Christopher Gordon both of Fort Dodge; stepsons, Ronny (Heidi) Lennon and Aaron Lennon all of Fort Dodge; grandchildren, Tanner Smith; Drew, Sky and Kane Phillips; Tyce, Madelyn, Keaton, and Riley Gordon; Jamie, Jordan and Jayden Lennon; parents, Wayne and Shirley (Pap) Arends of Fort Dodge; brothers, Ron Arends (Kay) of Fort Dodge; Jim Arends (Linda) of Lehigh; Don Arends (Jodi) of Duncombe; and numerous nieces and nephews. Laura is also survived by her "family" in Florida, Roz and family. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Shawna Phillips and step-son Jamie Lennon.

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Laura Arends was born June 18, 1956 in Sheldon, Iowa. As a young girl she and her family moved to Fort Dodge. In 1974, she graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School. Laura then took college courses related to the pharmaceutical field. In 1976 she was united in marriage to Terry Gordon and the couple later divorced. On May 25, 1990 Laura was united in marriage to Brad Lennon and the couple established their home in Fort Dodge. Laura worked at K-Mart, Sanofi Animal Health, Overhead Door, and Teva Pharmaceuticals. She had currently been employed with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Laura was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary where she served as treasurer; and was involved with various projects and fund raisers. She was the first winner and one of the founding members of the Lennon Labor Day Chili Cook off held every year now for 11 years.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.



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