Leone Lamers, age 98, Waupaca, WI (formerly of Kaukauna, WI) passed peacefully at Bethany home in Waupaca on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.
Formerly from Kaukauna, she was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Art, and a son, Paul. She was survived by sons, Ken, North Fort Meyers, Florida; Dan, Waupaca; Dave, Libertyville, Illinois; Chip, Kaukauna, and a daughter, Barb [Achten], Waupaca; a brother, Roman and sister Louise, both of Kaukauna. She had 18 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She worked in food service at Quinny school after her children were out of the home. She was a member of Holy Cross congregation and served on the hospital and homebound visitation committee with Art until her 90th year. She was most gratified by being able to assist Hmong families in learning English. She loved reading and chocolate, and had an open and curious mind. Leone was a dear, loving, and gentle wife and mother. She was a caring and faithful friend, and will be missed by all who knew her.
An informal celebration of her life will be held on what would have been her 99th birthday, Feb. 19, 2014 at the Waupaca Ale House, 201 Fox Fire Dr. in Waupaca, from 4:00-6:30 p.m., with a blessing and stories at 6:00 p.m. Those wishing to view or participate in a lasting and interactive tribute can go to LeoneLamers.com and share your stories, prayers or testimony to Leone. To those considering a remembrance in her name, we suggest Heifer International. Heifer supplies tools, education and farm animals to poor families around the world so that they might gain power over poverty. Leone’s dedication to this cause is an indication of her heartfelt care and concern for others. The family would like to thank Thedacare Hospice and Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca, WI for their assistance.