THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Marian C. Leisner
Issue Date: July 19, 2018
Marian Charlotte (Kalbes) Leisner, 89, of Pound, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 13, 2018 with her loving family by her side.
She was born to the late Albert and Mary (Grosse) Kalbes October 30, 1928 in the Town of Brazeau. Marian married Walter Leisner September 18, 1947 at Section Eight Baptist Church. The couple farmed in the Town of Bagley for most of their lives. They enjoyed traveling with family and friends. Walter preceded her in death January 5, 2000.
Marian served as treasurer of the town of Bagley for 30 years. In 2002 Oconto County recognized her for the Rural Urban Award and in 2008 she received the Kay Stewart Award from the Oconto County Historical Society. She has written a book about her and Walters' life.
Marian was a lifetime member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, a member of the Goldhorn Homemakers and the Brazeau Rescue Squad. She wrote a news column called the Bagley News for the Oconto Falls Times Herald for many years, was Grand Marshall for the Suring Labor Day Parade and was presented with the Senior Citizen Award.
Marian enjoyed fishing for pan fish, sewing, making wedding cakes, snowmobiling and picking wild mushrooms, berries and wild grapes.
Surviving are her 4 children, Audrey (Harry) Jensen, Lenny (Sandy) Leisner, Patti (Bruce) Swenty and Annette (Dan) Sell; 10 grandchildren, Shelly, Sandra, Richard, Jennifer (Nick), Ryan, Keith, Tammie (Travis), Brad (Stacy), Courtney (Brett) and DJ (Sadie); 14 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; twin sister, Mildred Johnson; her sister, Della Bacon and a brother, Jim (Barb) Kalbes.
The family will greet relatives and friends Tuesday, July 31st at the Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home, 235 East Main Street, Coleman from 2 P.M. until the time of the Memorial Service at 4 P.M., with Pastor Rick Binford officiating. Marian will be placed to rest at First Baptist Cemetery, Pound.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
The family would like to thank the staff of Woodland Village Nursing Home of Suring and Southern Care Hospice for all their love and care they gave to Marian.