LuAnn Lechnir, 1960-2020

Published 10:54 am Monday, April 20, 2020

LuAnn Lea Lechnir, 59, of Nora Springs died Saturday, April 18, 2020, at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice with her family by her side. Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a celebration of life will be held at a future date. Condolences and memorials may be sent to LuAnn’s family in care of Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. NE, Mason City; or left at

LuAnn Lechnir

The daughter of Robert and LaRaye (Anderson) Lechnir, LuAnn was born Aug. 17, 1960, in Lockbourne, Ohio. At a young age the family moved to Albert Lea, where she would spend her childhood, graduating from Albert Lea High School among the class of 1978. Following high school LuAnn moved to Mason City, where she enrolled at Hamilton Business College, receiving her degree in business.

LuAnn was passionate about those she loved. She cherished time spent with her sons Jason, Christopher and Tavar. Her family would grow to include her grandsons, who she loved to take selfie after selfie with! LuAnn eagerly and anxiously awaited the arrival of her first granddaughter, due in July.

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For the last 20 years LuAnn has been blessed to have Doug Anderson by her side. She embraced Doug’s family as her own. Together she and Doug loved traveling, whether it be multistate road trips or a day trip in their convertible. They loved their travels to Las Vegas, where they would visit Doug’s daughter and enjoy some time with the penny slots!

For many years LuAnn worked as a server for many different restaurants in Mason City; she also worked for the state of Iowa in health care.

Those grateful in sharing in her life are her significant other, Doug Anderson, of Nora Springs; her sons Christopher (Erin) Jandebeur of Waukee and their sons Daniel and Benjamin, and Tavar (Courtney) Parker of Williamsburg and their expectant daughter, Zaylea; Doug’s daughters Elizabeth Anderson of Mason City and her son, Hunter, and Erika Anderson of Las Vegas and her sons Maddox and Gavin; her siblings Todd (Marcie) Anderson of Albert Lea and Lisa Anderson of Boise, Idaho; as well as extended family and many friends.

LuAnn is preceded in death by her parents; her son, Jason Parker; and her sister, Lori Slowinski.

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