Leona Weisshaar -1999
Leona Mae Ziegler Weisshaar was born to William and Hulda Ziegler on Dec. 27, 1927, north of Bethune in the family home. She was the second oldest of five children. She attended Bethune School through eighth grade. Leona was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Feb. 5, 1928, confirmed in 1944, and continued to be a very active member in both the congregation and ILCA (Ladies’ Aid) until the time of her death.
On Dec. 15, 1946, she married Lee Weisshaar. This union was blessed with six children. In addition to raising her family, she was employed by the Burlington schools and Ben Franklin Store for many years. In her later years, Leona enjoyed caring for and spoiling her grandchildren. On Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at the age of 71, while in hospice care, Leona joined her Savior. Leona was preceded in death by her parents: brother Rueben Ziegler; and sisters Narieta Hines and Ella Pearson.
She is survived husband Lee of the home: sister Gladys Stolz and Bud Burlington; brothers and sisters-in-law Keith Hines of Oklahoma, Gene Person of Delaware, Wilma Ziegler of Broomfield, David and Alvina Guy and Harold and Esther Weisshaar, all of Burlington. Leona is also survived of her children Ron and Jean, Donna and Fred Schauer of Clinton, Iowa, Roger and Beth, Kevin and Cindy, Robin and Tina, and Dawson and Tamara; 17 grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Memorial services were Saturday, July 31, 1999, 10 a.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Bethune with Pastor Wesley Dunbar officiating. Musical selections were “The Old Rugged Cross,” “What A Friend We Have In Jesus,” and “Blessed Assurance.” Pianist was Velda Adolf. Casket bearers were Rodney Ziegler, Stuart Ziegler, Darwin Stolz, Kent Weisshaar, Sidney Stolz, Jerry Guy, Grant Guy, Duane Weisshaar and Blane Hines. Honorary escorts were Leona’s grandchildren. Interment was at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.
Hendricks-Love Mortuary was in charge of services. Memorial gifts may be made to Immaunuel Lutheran Church and Caring Hands Hospice in care of The Bank of Burlington.