Obit: Myers, Leona A. (1891 - 1937)
Contact:  Audrey Roedl


----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 23 September 1937

Myers, Leona A. (18 JUL 1891 - 15 SEP 1937)

Leona Arline Myers, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Myers was born July 18, 1891, in the Township of Union, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. She spent most of her life until her marriage in Waupaca County.

January 4, 1912, she was married at Wausau to Ernst Riske of Clintonville, Wisconsin. Mr. and Mrs. Riske came to Clark County to the farm in Sherman Township which has since been their home. On January 27, 1918, Mrs. Riske was baptized and confirmed in Trinity ev. Lutheran Church at Spencer. Later she became a member of Salem’s Lutheran Church at Veefkind.

About three years ago Mrs. Riske was stricken with an illness that caused cancer. She passed away September 15, at 2 A. M., attaining the age of 46 years, 1 month, and 27 days.

The deceased leaves to mourn her departure besides her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Irene) Leisinger and son-in-law, Mr. Clarence Leisinger; her mother, Mrs. George Cleveland and step father, Mr. George Cleveland, Loyal; three half-brothers; Archie Cleveland, Greenwood; Clifford Cleveland, Denver, Colorado; and Everett Cleveland, Loyal; a half sister, Mrs. Wm. (Helen) Zell, Greenwood; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held at the residence at 1:30 and at Salem’s Lutheran Church, Veefkind, at 2 P. M., September 18, with Rev. W. Gamb officiating. Interment was made in the Loyal Cemetery.

Pall bearers were Emil Buse, Martin Engel, Otto Prechel, Harry DeGraw, Henry Facklam, and Adolph Luther. Many beautiful flowers were in charge of Mrs. Martin Engel, Mrs. Milton Bombard, Mrs. Carl Blaubach, Mrs. Emil Buse, Mrs. Otto Prechel, and Mrs. Adolph Luther.

Thy precepts made me truly wise;

I hate the sinner’s road;

I hate my own vain thoughts that rise,

But love Thy law, my God.

Thy Word is everlasting truth;

How Pure is every page!

That Holy Book shall guide our youth

And well support our age.

Among those from away who attended the funeral included the following: Mr. and Mrs. Gust Riske, Mr. and Mrs. Will Riske and son. Mr. Leonard Riske, Mr. Andy Myers, and Mrs. Mary Baily, Symco; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Suits, Waupaca; Mrs. L. L. Dilley, Mrs. Leo Kesten, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Peters and children, Clintonville; Mrs. Arnold Schauder, Mr. Louie Leisinger and daughter Bernice, Mrs. Agnes Tuchshere and daughter Mrs. Carl Bremmer, Esther Facklam, Mrs. Phil Burgman and daughters, Marshfield; Mrs. Ida Berg. Bloomer; Mr. and Mrs. H. Powers, Mr. and Mrs. J. Harger, Unity; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zetche, Mr. and Mrs. John Susa and Mr. Fred Drews, Greenwood.

Mrs. Riske was patient and hopeful during her long illness. She will be remembered as having been a good neighbor. The large number of persons attending her funeral proves that she had many friends. Deep sympathy is extended to the bereaved.



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