THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Frances G. Leja
Issue Date: November 20, 2012
Frances G. Leja, 87, of Armstrong Creek passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay.
Born on Nov. 18, 1924 in Goodman to Joseph and Eleanor (Halek) Nadziak, she married John Leja on May 24, 1947 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Goodman. He preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1981.
Through life the couple operated the family farm until her husbands health forced him to retire. She enjoyed Bingo, Yahtzee, cards and gardening. She was a lifetime member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Birthday Club. She enjoyed the many cats on the farm.
She is survived by her children, Wally (Brenda) Leja, Marge (David) Anderson and Richard Leja, all of Armstrong Creek, John (Beth) Leja of Cottage Grove and Andrew Leja of Madison; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a sister, Sophie Rudolph of Winston Salem, N.C.
Along with her parents and her husband, John, she was preceded in death by a son, Bernie; five sisters, Mary, Anna, Josephine, Katherine and Helen and two brothers, Felix and John.
Visitation was on Friday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. until noon at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, Armstrong Creek. A Funeral Mass followed at noon with Monsignor Paul Koszarek officiating. Interment was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Armstrong Creek. Weber-Hill Funeral Home, Crandon assisted the family.