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Beulah M. Leissring PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 17:56

Beulah M. Leissring (nee Gerner), 94, of West Bend, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at the Samaritan, West Bend.
She was born on March 12, 1923, to the late Edwin and Milda Ida (nee Groeschel) Gerner in the Town of Farmington.
Beulah went to grade school in Cheeseville and graduated from West Bend High School. She went on to Dodge County Normal School in Mayville, graduating in 1946.
On June 12, 1948, she was united in marriage to Karl Henry Leissring at St. Paul Community Church in Waubeka. Beulah was a kindergarten teacher at several Washington County schools, including in Boltonville, Kewaskum and Farmington. Beulah and Karl farmed in Cascade for eight years and in the Town of Farmington from 1956 to 1973.
She was a member of Grand Avenue Methodist Church in Port Washington and taught Sunday school, played the church organ and was active in the women’s groups.
Beulah enjoyed gardening and singing with her sisters, Caroline and Winnie, but she mostly enjoyed spending time with her children and all her grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Those Beulah leaves behind to cherish her memory include her four children, Pamela (Jim) Luken, Richard “Rick” (Carol) Leissring, Heidi (Robert) Rymaszewski and Karl “Bill” (Kathy) Leissring; seven grandchildren, Ann (Preston) Holt, Amy (Daniel) Schwartzman, Tony Leissring, Nicholas Leissring, Elizabeth (Brandon) Garfoot, Sarah (Brennan) Zenner, and Haley (fiance Brent) Leissring; two great-grandchildren, Reagan and Ellery Schwartzman; other relatives; and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Karl Leissring; two brothers, Leslie and Willard Gerner; three sisters, Harriet Steele, Winifred “Winnie” Gerner and Caroline Risse; two brothers-in-law, Norton Risse and William Steele; and two sisters-in-law, Enola Gerner and Sylvia Gerner.
A funeral service in remembrance of Beulah will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at the Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend.
The family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service.
A special thank you from the family to Pastor Janet Hartzell, the Samaritan, Allay Hospice, Community Care and all of Beulah’s church friends for their care, help, and support.
Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Beulah’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at

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