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Donald Joseph "Don" Legner
Mar 2, 1941 - Jul 12, 2012
Posted by Janet Laubhan Flickinger


Don Legner, 71, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012 in Norman, OK. He was born March 2, 1941 in Emington, IL.

Don grew up working on the family farm in Odell, IL.  He served his country in the United States Army and was stationed in Greenland and Fort Sill.  He attended the University of Oklahoma studying nursing home administration.  He co-owned and operated Lahey Nursing Home with his former wife Edie Legner Zumwalt for over 17 years.  He was a devoted family man and supported his daughters in many activities throughout their childhood and into their adult lives.  He was an active sponsor in the Catholic Youth Group in Duncan, OK for many years, sponsoring Friday night dances, fundraising efforts and ski trips for the youth of the community.  He was a skilled electrician and also enjoyed building and fixing things.  He enjoyed the simple things in life and was an honest, hard working man who was a role model to many, including his three devoted daughters. 

He retired at the age of 45 and spent the majority of his remaining years in Duncan, OK.  He moved to Norman, OK in 2009 where he spent the last few years of his life.   He spent time with his family attending Sunday evening meals, chorus performances and dance recitals.  He continued to cherish his family throughout the remainder of his life, traveling at holidays to be with his daughters and grandkids, creating cherished memories. 

Don is survived by three loving daughters, Lisa Coley and husband Errol of Austin, TX, Lori Connery and husband Steve of Norman, OK, and Denise Bush and husband Phil of Austin, TX.  Don was one of seven children born to the late Francis and Cecelia (Maubach) Legner.  He is survived by brothers Bill, Bob and Bernie, and his sisters Mary Peiffer, Doris Lahny and Dorothy Cruise, grandchildren Jaquelyn and Jordan Coley, Caitlin Sanford and Daven Bush and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012 and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Havenbrook Funeral Home, 3401 Havenbrook St., Norman, OK  73072.

Vigil services will be held at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, July 15, 2012 at St. Mark The Evangelist Catholic Church, 3939 W. Tecumseh Road, Norman, OK  73072.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 16, 2012 at St. Mark The Evangelist Catholic Church, Norman, OK.  Arrangements for Don and his family were placed in the care of the Vice Family at the Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman. 

Online Condolences may be shared at www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com.


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