Rosalee M. Leuenberger

Rosalee M. Leuenberger, 73, of Sumner, died Monday, January 29, 2018, at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner after a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 3, 2018, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner with Rev. Joyce Sandberg officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date at the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, February 2nd, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the church on Saturday. Memorials may be made to the family for later designation.

Rosalee Mae, daughter of Leo and Arlene (Buhrow) Buchholz, was born September 23, 1944, in Waverly. She was baptized on October 13, 1944, at St. John’s United Church of  Christ-Siegel and confirmed on March 30, 1948, also at St. John’s United Church of Christ-Siegel. Rosalee graduated from Tripoli High School in 1962. Rosalee was united in marriage with Dale Laube. To this union three children were born, Michael, Keith, and Tanya. The family made their home in New Hampton for many years. Rosalee was a homemaker for the majority of her life. On August 30, 2002, she was united in marriage with Ronald Leuenberger at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Clarksburg, West Virginia. The couple made their home in Sumner. Rosalee has been a member of St. John  Lutheran Church in Sumner upon moving here and enjoyed traveling.

Rosalee is survived by her husband, Ron of Sumner; two sons, Michael (Marcia) Laube of Prior Lake, Minnesota and Keith (Julie) Laube of Montrose, Colorado; one daughter, Tanya (Robert) Leslie of Prosper, Texas; seven grandchildren, Myles Laube, Molly Laube, Jolisa (Jayson) White, Christian Laube, Amanda Laube, Kayla Leslie, and Emma Leslie; one great-granddaughter, Trinity White; one great-grandson, Devon White; one step-son, Kenny (Stacey) Leuenberger of Tripoli; one step-daughter, Kim (Vern) Fox of Independence; one step-grandson, Ethan Fox; five sisters, Shirley Redies, of Phoenix, Arizona, Betty (Dave) Nelson, of Waverly, Joann (Darrell) Blasberg, of Waverly, Diane (Lyle) Schmit of Peoria, Arizona, and Sandy (Gary) Wilkens of Nashua; three brothers, Vern (Wanda) Buchholz of Waverly, David (Linda) Buchholz of Waverly, and James Buchholz of Waterloo; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Elaine Buchholz;  one brother-in-law, Wendell Redies; and nephew, Mitchell Blasberg.


Diane Weltner & Wendall Kueker on February 6, 2018 at 1:43 PM said:

We were saddened to hear the news about Rosalee's passing. Our thoughts & prayers go out to you, Ron and your family during this difficult time.
Jane Milnes on February 6, 2018 at 1:18 PM said:

My sincere sympathy to you and your family Ron....
Pat Heller on February 6, 2018 at 8:27 AM said:

So sorry to hear about Rosalee
Larry & Diana Judisch on February 2, 2018 at 1:07 PM said:

So Sorry Ron, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Arlan and Diane Laube on February 2, 2018 at 7:55 AM said:

Our sympathy goes out to all of the family. Our prayers are being lifted for all of you during this time.
Anonymous on February 2, 2018 at 1:32 AM said:

My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved, Rosalee. Please know that Jehovah God and his son Jesus Christ is aware of your pain and they care for you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) . I pray that you are able to find comfort in God's promise of paradise where there will be no more pain and sorrow (Revelation 21:4,5)  and the many wonderful  memories of your loved one becoming a reality in the future resurrection in paradise.  (Acts 24:15). Please accept my sincere condolences.
Mike & Nancy Petersen on February 1, 2018 at 1:58 PM said:

Ron & Family,
Our deepest sympathy to you all. Rosalee was a delightful woman-may God's peace bring you comfort at this sad time.
Ruth Rowe on January 31, 2018 at 4:31 PM said:

Ron & Family We are so sorry to see Rosalee lost the battle. Cherish the wonderful Memories We know you enjoyed the many trips to Branson ETC We are unable to attend the Service due to illness. Please know we’re sending our thoughts and prayers. Love Don & Ruth
Linda Stolfus, on January 31, 2018 at 12:53 PM said:

My deepest sympathy to Rosalee's family.I haven't seen her for a few years so was shocked to see her obit. and picture in todays paper. She was a wonderful person,I first knew Rosalee through Trinity church and kids the same age and then later years she worked with my friend Sharrol at Sara Lee Outlet store. She is now up in heaven with all the Angels watching over you. Sincerely, Linda Stolfus, New Hampton
Mike & Linda McDaniel on January 31, 2018 at 9:15 AM said:

Ron, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Kelly Funk on January 30, 2018 at 3:26 PM said:

Ron, I'm so very sorry!! She was a beautiful lady!!!
Diane and Warren Snyder on January 30, 2018 at 1:35 PM said:

Ron and family--We are so sorry to hear about Rosalee--our thoughts are with you at this time.
Marilyn Bockhaus on January 30, 2018 at 1:06 PM said:

My heart was saddened to hear of Rosalee's death. I know how hard she fought to overcome this disease. I send my deepest sympathy to Ron and family.
Jackie Lobeck on January 30, 2018 at 12:32 PM said:

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Ron, and your family.
Brad & Kim Bunce on January 30, 2018 at 11:34 AM said:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

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