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Jane L Jane L

eischer 1947-2020

Jane T. Leischer, 73, Medford, died on Saturday, Nov. 21 at her residence under the loving care of her family and Hope Hospice.

Funeral services for Jane will be at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, with Father Patrick McConnell officiating. Visitation will be from noon until the time of services on Wednesday at the church. Interment will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford, with her sons serving as pallbearers. Due to COVID concerns, masks will be required at the visitation and funeral services.

Jane was born on Nov. 17, 1947 in Medford to Arthur F. and Lucille H. (Schwieso) Gelhaus. She attended Holy Rosary Catholic School, was a 1965 graduate of Medford High School and also was a graduate of the Sacred Heart School of Nursing, West Allis. Her marriage took place on May 25, 1968 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, to Thomas Lee Leischer.

After her education, she worked as a nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee. In 1971 they returned to Medford to raise their family. She enjoyed gardening, baking, canning and spending time with her family. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, Our Ladies of Holy Rosary, Holy Rosary Prayer Chain and was very active in her church. Tom and Jane spent their lives together loving and serving as a couple and living their vows in Faith.

She is survived by her husband, Tom; children, Timothy (Stephanie) Leischer of Merrill, Gregory (Tammy) Leischer of Wausau, Kristine (Scott) Guinter of Green Bay, Katie (Bob) Lisi of Duluth, Minn., Andrew (Tabitha) Leischer of Appleton and Matthew Leischer of Superior; grandchildren, William, Madeline, Kaitlyn, Megan, Benjamin, Kaden, Joshua, Jacob, Jenna, Jared, John Paul, Joseph, Jianna, Isaac, Maya, Noranna, Samuel, Owen, Henry, Isabella, Andrew, Sadie and Lucianna; great grandchildren, Jackson and Grace; siblings, Sally (Tony) Kovacik of Milwaukee, Carol (Roland Griffen) Gelhaus of South Carolina, Laura (Dennis) Zuleger of Medford, Susan (Lyle) Jones of Wausau, Peter (Jeanine) Gelhaus of Appleton, Charles (Linda) Gelhaus of Medford, Donna (Steve) Smitala of Schofield, Mark (Linda) Gelhaus of Caledonia and Bob (Rhonda) Gelhaus of Milwaukee.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Helen Sapetta Gelhaus; siblings, Mary and Nicholas Gelhaus.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to either Holy Rosary Church and School, Hope Hospice of Medford, or Abiding Care PRC of Medford. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice. com.

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