Obit: Leonhard, Norma E. #2 (1920 - 2008)

Contact: R. Lipprandt

Surnames: Anderson, Crowder, Fleenor, Hoff, Hunsicker, Jewett, Leonhard, Mares, Pecher, Sheldon, Steffes, Wagner, Witt

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI), Wednesday, October 29, 2008, Vol. 48, No. 44, page 14

Leonhard, Norma E. (Jewett) (April 6, 1920 - October 19, 2008)

Norma E. Leonhard, of Abbotsford, Wisconsin, age 88 years, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2008, at the Golden Living Center-Continental Manor in Abbotsford where she had resided since May 12, 2007.

Norma was born April 6, 1920, in the rural area of Unity in Marathon County to Wesley and Amy (Sheldon) Jewett. She attended grade school in Unity but she attended high school in Long Island, New York, until the 11th grade.

Norma was married on October 22, 1938, to Henry Joseph Leonhard in the Odd Fellows Hall in Unity, Wis. She was a homemaker as well as a devoted mother and wife. Norma lost her husband Henry on Sept. 4, 1972.

Norma loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and also traveling. She enjoyed working her gardens among the flowers. She also enjoyed reading and bird-watching. Norma was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford and a 25 year member of the Altar Society, and a member of the Priscilla Guild.

Norma is survived by her children, Kenneth (Karla) Leonhard of Coldwater, Mich.; Ruth (Harvey) Witt of Abbotsford; and Elaine Anderson of Roseville, Minn., seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She is further survived by a sister, Dorothy Leonhard; and a brother, Ervin (Soh) Jewett of Marshfield, and by other relatives and friends.

Norma is preceded in death by her parents; her spouse; a sister, Merle Steffes; and a brother-in-law, Ralph Leonhard.

Funeral services will be at 11AM on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford, Wis. Rev. Dr. Paul C. Hunsicker will officiate. Burial will follow in Abbotsford Public Cemetery.

Serving as her pallbearers will Harvey J. Witt, David Witt, Forrest Anderson Mares, Brandon Hoff, Paul Crowder and Ronald Leonhard.

Her honorary pallbearers will be Richard and "Tootie" Wagner, Robert Fleenor and Carlton Pecher. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2008, at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and on Thursday at the church in Abbotsford from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Paid Obituary 44-88376



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