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Anna M. Leitner

Friday, July 16, 2004

Aug. 18, 1923-July 15, 2004

OBERLIN -- Anna Marie Leitner, 80, died Thursday (July 15, 2004) at Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin.

She was born Aug. 18, 1923, to JJ and Elizabeth (Siemens) Thiessen in Meade, Kan. She was raised in Meade and she attended Meade country schools.

On June 5, 1945, she married Edward Leitner. She was a homemaker. She lived in Dinba, Calif., Tipton, Kan., Selden and then moved to Oberlin in the late 1980s.

She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Herndon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; five brothers, Dave, Jake, Alvin, Sam and Pete Thiessen; and four sisters, Martha, Lydia, Ruth and Elizabeth.

Survivors include her brother, John Thiessen and wife, Eleanor of Huffman, Texas; two sisters, Sarah Froese and husband, Roland of Buhler, Kan., and Bertha Jensen and husband, Robert, also of Buhler; and one sister-in-law, Bertha Thiessen of Inman, Kan.

Services will be at a later date.

Memorials may be given in her name.

Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin is in charge of the arrangements.