Leone F. Skowen, 85, Appleton, entered her eternal life while her loving family was at her side on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.
She was born April 2, 1928 in Kimberly, WI to the late William and Mamie (Laurent) Senecal. On June 4, 1957 Leone married her soul mate, Leland Skowen who preceded her in death in 2011. She retired from the Kimberly mill after 48 years of service. They resided in Appleton and during their marriage they enjoyed traveling the U.S., often times visiting friends in other states. They also spent time in Florida and their cottage on Green Lake as well as their second home in Iola, WI.
She is survived by her sisters: Pat (Carl) Sengstock, Appleton and Barbara Powers, Markesan; a sister-in-law, Donna Skowen; numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and wonderful friends. Leone was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sisters: Marceil Frahm and LaVerne Thurk; a brother, William Senecal; Leland’s sisters: Lucille Rasmussen, Eleanor Townsend and Dagny Skowen; Leland’s brothers: Harmon and Elmore Skowen; brothers-in-law: Mel Frahm, Ken Thurk, Glen Rasmussen, Bob Townsend and Don Powers; sister-in-law Edna Skowen; niece, Karen Schindler and nephew, Dan Thurk.
Funeral services for Leone will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at First English Lutheran Church with Rev. Jeff Tengesdal officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am at church until the time of service with a luncheon to follow. Memorials may be directed to First English Lutheran Church. The family would like to thank ThedaCare at Home Hospice for their wonderful care and for allowing Leone to stay at home especially nurse Mary L. A special thank you to her nieces: Sue Powers for her recent fulltime loving care and Deb Montanye for providing comforting companionship to Leone. This year Lee and Leone will be spending Christmas together again. Assisting the family with the arrangements is Brettschneider Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel, Appleton, WI, www.btlfuneral.com