Private services were held for Leona Kottinger, 73 of Gridley, California.  She passed away Sunday, November 16, 2008 at Evergreen Health Care Center in Gridley of natural causes.

Private services were held for Leona Kottinger, 73 of Gridley, California.  She passed away Sunday, November 16, 2008 at Evergreen Health Care Center in Gridley of natural causes.

Leona was born March 9, 1935 in Concordia, Missouri.  She was a resident of Gridley for the past 6 years and a former long time resident of the Bay Area.  She enjoyed working puzzles and floral arranging.  She also enjoyed flower gardening.  She was a member of the Lutheran Church. Leona was a devoted wife and mother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister.

Leona is survived her loving husband of 49 years, Donald Kottinger of Gridley, CA; 1 son, Michael Kottinger & wife Brenda of Stockton, California and 1 daughter, Suzanne Quilici & husband Larry of Carson City, Nevada.  She is also survived by 1 sister, Josephine Adams of Pleasanton, California; and 3 grandchildren.

Interment was held at Gridley-Biggs Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel.