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Leeone Emma Zieman Deering
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Birth: May 24, 1916
Death: Oct. 10, 2002

Leeone Anna Emma Zieman, the daughter of Elmer Zieman and Adaila (nee Meyer) Zieman, was born May 24, 1916, on a farm in Clayton County, near Luana, Iowa. She was baptized June 10, 1916, by Pastor E. Schmidt, and confirmed August 11, 1929, by Pastor E. T. Finck, both in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. She was graduated from Postville High School in 1932. Leeone also attended Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar to study Interior Design.

Leeone married Irving Deering on June 1, 1935, in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. They farmed in Henderson Prairie, southwest of Postville. They had four children: Charles, Robert, Ann and Jane.

Leeone was active in both her church and community. As a life-long member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, she held many offices for the Women of the ELCA, served on synod committees, and was the first female president of the Church Council. She was also circle and bible study leader and Sunday School teacher. Within the community, Leeone served on the Postville Community Hospital Board of Directors, and held offices in P. E. O. Chapter FT, Monday Club, Grand Meadow Club, and was a charter member of the Henderson Prairie Study Club. She was a 4-H leader and volunteered for many years at the Good Samaritan Center.

She died Saturday, October 12, 2002, at the Good Samaritan Center at Postville, Iowa. Funeral services were held Monday, October 14, 2002, in St. Paul Lutheran Church at Postville, Iowa. The Reverend James Allison officiated.
The Schutte Funeral and Cremation Service of Postville was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in the Postville Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Irving, her parents, her mother- and father-in-law,, one brother, Robert Hall Zieman, two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Fischer and Leah Zieman, and four grandchildren, Hope and Holly Deering, and Craig and Michael Deering. Survivers were her children, Charles I. Deering and wife, Carol, and Robert Z. Deering and wife, Sandy, all of Postville, Ann L. Schupbach and husband, Richard of Brooklyn Center, MN, and Jane E. Christianson of Marshall, MN. Also surviving were 11 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, a brother, Lyle (Beverly) Zieman of Postville, a sister, Gretchen (John "Jack") Stuhr of Cedar Rapids, IA, and two sisters-in-law, Esther Schultz of Postville, and Marjorie Wallace of Renton, WA.

Family links: 
  Elmer John Zieman (1890 - 1957)
  Adaila Meyer Zieman (1893 - 1975)
  Irving Charles Deering (1907 - 1957)
  Leeone Emma Zieman Deering (1916 - 2002)
  Lyle Elmer Zieman (1921 - 2003)*
  Robert Hall Zieman (1925 - 1925)*
*Calculated relationship
Postville Cemetery
Clayton County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Jan 03, 2006
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Leeone Emma <i>Zieman</i> Deering
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Leeone Emma <i>Zieman</i> Deering
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Leeone Emma <i>Zieman</i> Deering
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- PHS Class of 1932
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 Added: Jan. 20, 2006

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