Funeral services will begin at 10:30 AM Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids. Burial will be in the Dell Rapids Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 2:00 PM with the family present at 5:00 PM and a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM at Minnehaha Funeral Home in Dell Rapids.
Sally Ann Leuning was born December 7, 1955 in Hendricks, MN to parents Howard “Hoot” and Phyllis (Pederson) Leuning. Sally and her brothers, Garry and Dean grew up on the family farm east of Hendricks. She attended Augustana College and received her LPN degree from Southeast Area Votech in 1976. She received her RN degree from the University of South Dakota in 1979.
Sally worked as a registered nurse in ICU at Sioux Valley Hospital. She also worked at the Madison and Dell Rapids hospitals as well as Palisades Manor Nursing Home.
Sally married Jay Nebben June 9, 1990 in Hendricks, MN. They resided on a farm near Dell Rapids. They were blessed with two children, Peter on May 15, 1995 and Jennifer on June 24, 1997. Sally loved caring for her children and had great compassion for others. She also loved animals, especially her dog, Rosie and cats, Thomas and Hannah. Sally was an amazing cook. She was known for her great lefse, lutefisk, krumkaka and Swedish cocoa meatballs.
Sally served on the Dell Rapids Ambulance Service and was a member of Dell Rapids Hospital Auxiliary, Patchwork Community Club and American Legion Auxiliary.
Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Jay Nebben; Dell Rapids; children Peter and Jennifer Nebben, Dell Rapids; mother, Phyllis Leuning, Hendricks, MN; brother, Garry (Dawn) Leuning and their children, Katie, Spencer and Parker, Hendricks ,MN; sister-in-law, Janelle (Randy) Hindbjorgen and sons, Landon and Austin Leuning, Crooks; father and mother-in-law, Art and Deloris Nebben, Dell Rapids; sisters-in-law Melanie (Lee) Burggraff and Jan Dybvig, Dell Rapids and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Leuning in 1998 and brother, Dean Leuning in 2005.