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Leslie Cin

May 2, 1928 — September 26, 2021

Donnelly, MN

Memorial services for Leslie Cin of Donnelly, MN will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Church in Alexandria with Pastor John Taplin officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery in Morris, MN.

Leslie John Cin was called home to be with our Lord and Savior, Sunday September 26, 2021.  Les was born May 2, 1928 in Morris, Minnesota to August and Lydia (Ernst ) Cin and grew up on the farm.  Leslie and Lyla Christiansen were united in marriage, January 23, 1953.  The two were partners in all they did, from farming to actively participating in the community and church. They raised six children (Lorayne, Loren, Donavon, Myrna, Jennifer, and Melody).

Most who knew Les would agree he was fun loving and hard working. But most of all, he had an effortless ability to share his kind spiritual testimony with others in leading a Christian life.  Les and his wife, Lyla, opened their home to many over the years.  The coffee pot was always on.

He faithfully served his church at the Alberta Church of the Nazarene on many different levels from youth group leader to board member helping so many to come to know the Lord.  He later became active with the Gideons, delivering bibles to those in need including visits to penitentiaries.  In the community, he was well-known and over the years remained very active often visiting so many.

Les was always game for fun.  So many stories can be told of these episodes bringing so much laughter and joy.  Les got his first Harley when he was in his early 20’s and never lost the love of riding up until the day he passed.

Les was preceded in death by his wife: Lyla; his parents, and his brothers: Wally, Orlyn and Merlin; his sister: Phyllis Windom; grandson: Derek Rognlin.

Les is survived by one sister: Irene Strand of Morris;  his children:  Lorayne (Scott) Bezinque of Olathe, KS; Loren Cin of Goodyear, AZ; Donovan (Kimberly) Cin of Springhill, KS, Myrna (Russell) Palmer of Olathe, KS; Jennifer (Mark) Rognlin of Phoenix, AZ; and Melody (David) Varnum of Chokio, MN; grandchildren: Rachel (Nicholas) Torani, Derek’s wife: (Angela) Rognlin, Jason Bezinque,  Amanda (Kody) Krautkremer, Holly (Michael) Kolden, Madeline (Jason) Skibicki, Sarah (Blair) Punt, Lewis (Brianna) Varnum, Emily (Jake) Braaten, Britney (Gus Wiggin) Cin, Michelle (Mason) Matthes, Cole Cin, Hunter Cin, and Alexis Cin; great-grandchildren: Ashton Rognlin, Lilyana Kolden, Michael Kolden, Gracelynn Rognlin, Gavin Skibicki, Ryker Wiggin, Grainger Skibicki, Charlotte Torani, Flip Krautkremer, Lyla Skibicki, and Liam Punt.

Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation

Friday, October 1, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

New Life Christian Church (Alexandria)

1910 County Rd 82 SE, Alexandria, MN 56308

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Memorial Service

Friday, October 1, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

New Life Christian Church (Alexandria)

1910 County Rd 82 SE, Alexandria, MN 56308

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