Obit: Van Der Leest, Marie V. A. (1919 - 2013)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Berns, Brusky, Laessig, Ploog, Prohaska, Stack, Van Der Leest

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 11/03/2013

Van Der Leest, Marie V. A. (Seidl) (26 OCT 1919 - 27 OCT 2013)

Marie V. A. (Seidl) Van Der Leest, 94, of Stratford, died on Sunday morning, October 27, 2013, at Northside Elder Estate CBRF in Stratford under the care of Ministry Home Hospice.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, October 31, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Fr. Eric Berns officiating. St. Joseph’s Resurrection Choir will provide the music for the services. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in the Village of Stratford with her grandsons serving as pallbearers. Visitations will be from 9:30 a.m. Thursday until time of services at St. Joseph’s Church.

Sauter/Rembs Funeral Home in Stratford is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Marie was born October 26, 1919, in the town of Cleveland, Marathon County, to Wolfgang and Mary (Prohaska) Seidl. She attended the Grant School in the town of Cleveland and St. Joseph's Parochial School in Stratford. She was united in marriage to Leo Van Der Leest on November 17, 1941, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Stratford. She spent most of her life in the Stratford area with the exception of one year when they lived in Milwaukee after her marriage. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church and St. Joseph's Altar Society. Since 1938, she was a member of H.C.E. (Home and Community Education).

A lifetime member of the Legion Auxiliary, she was a unit and county president and also a charter member of the Historical Society. She belonged to many card clubs, enjoys crossword and word search puzzles, and enjoyed putting together many picture puzzles. Watching the Packers and Brewers was one of her greatest loves.

Surviving are four sons, Leon (Bernice) Van Der Leest of Wausau, David (Theresa) Van Der Leest of Belvidere, Ill., John (Jeannie) Van Der Leest of Edgar, and Kevin (Coral) Van Der Leest of Abbotsford; and four daughters, Janice (Erv) Ploog of Marshfield, Mary (Jerome) Stack, Joanne (Michael) Brusky and Norene (Stephen) Laessig all of Stratford. She is further survived by 26 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren whom she enjoyed very much.

Besides her parents, and husband, Leo, who preceded her in death on October 25, 1985, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Marlene and an infant son, Gerald, and three sisters, and three brothers.

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