By Schinderle Funeral Home
Leona L. Breitlow, 93, Algoma, passed away Tues. March 20, 2018 at Oak Creek Assisted Living. She was born Sept. 18, 1924 in Kewaunee to Walter and Alma (Hanamann) Siegmund.
Leona graduated from the Immanuel Lutheran Grade School and the Kewaunee High School in 1941.
Leona met Glenway Breitlow before he entered the US Army. After he returned home they were married in Kewaunee on Sept. 21, 1946 and started farming on the farm that Glenway bought before going into the US Army.
Leona enjoyed her life on the farm working side by side with Glenway. They were always together. She loved her time spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, enjoyed gardening, canning, playing cards, bingo and sewing. She was an avid Packer, Badger and Brewer fan. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid and was on the Kewaunee County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee.
Leona is survived by her six children Janice (Arnie) Mueller, Carol (Nelson) Wendricks, Nancy (Richard) Ledvina, Gary (Mary) Breitlow, Ellen (Mark) Mertens and Sherrie (Duane) Fameree; 16 grandchildren Mark (Rhonda) Wendricks, Brian (Kristi) Wendricks, Paul (Shannon) Wendricks, Julie (Tom) Walsh, Jeff (Trish) Mueller, Andy (Erin) Mueller, Jim (Katie) Mueller, Chad (Char) Ledvina, Alan Ledvina, Bart (Cheri) Ledvina, Jennifer (Michael) Kaufmann, Missy (Kevin) Fleischman, Mike Mertens, Dwight (Sara) Fameree, Derrick (Cassie) Fameree and Stacie (Scott) Jeanquart; 27 great-grandchildren; two sisters Marion Gaedtke and Sandy (Art) Schweiner, one brother Lyle (Lois) Siegmund, two sisters-in-law Ruth Siegmund and Lois Siegmund; many nieces and nephews.
Leona was preceded in death by her parents, husband Glenway, Feb. 17, 2005, one greaat grandson Kristopher, four brothers Walter, Ken, John and Lynn Siegmund, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Frieda Siegmund, Ervin (Gertrude) Breitlow, Elmer (Violet) Breitlow and Violet (Henry) Duescher.
Family and friends may call at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 4 – 8 PM. Prayer service 8 PM. Visitation continues, Friday, March 23 from 9 – 11 AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rankin, until the time of service at 11 AM with the Rev. Dr. Christopher Jackson officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery.
The family wants to thank Algoma’s Oak Creek Assisted Living and Unity Hospice for all their special kindness and care given to Leona her family.
Send your online condolences at www.schinderle.com,.