THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: December 19, 2013
Leone Mineau, 94, passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from natural causes.
Born on May 6, 1919 in Marinette to Charles and Mary Norman of Menominee, Mi., she graduated from Bellin Hospital School of Nursing, Green Bay in 1940. She married Elmer X. Mineau on Oct. 12, 1940.
She raised six children and enjoyed summers at her childhood home, The Cottage, on the bay with them. The cottage served as Anchor for the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren each summer. Mid July was the extended family picnic time at the cottage with up to 80 persons in attendance. She was a loving mother who enjoyed sharing and welcoming everyone at her cottage home with cooperation, tolerance, and goodwill expected. She enjoyed remembering others birthdays and anniversaries with cards and continued this into her 90 's. She also enjoyed the monthly luncheon of the Bellin Alumni. She and her family were long time members of Grace Lutheran Church in Green Bay.
She is survived by her children, Arline Lichtfeld, of Monona, Roger (Cindy) Mineau, and Brian (Nancy) Mineau, both of Green Bay; Robert (Peggy) Mineau, of Little Suamico and Carol (Greg) Pauson, of Daggett, Mi.; a daughter-in-law, Mildred Mineau, of Forrest Lake, Minn.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and close family friends, Dan and Alan (Bud).
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Norman; husband, Elmer; a son, Norman Mineau; two sisters, Violet Pawlowski and Alrine Mix and Doris and Frank Bartel.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Care assisted the family with arrangements.