Michael Leisle

Michael Leisle

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Death 1965 (aged 80–81)
Burial Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 40882661 · View Source
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Ritzville Journal-Times, Thursday, January 14, 1965

Michael Leisle Funeral Held Here Monday

Funeral services for Michael Leisle were held at Zion Congregational church here Monday afternoon. He died Saturday at Hillcrest manor where he had been a resident the past two years. He had been in ill health for a long time.

Michael John Leisle was born January 5, 1884, at Warenburg, Russia. He attended school in Russia and was married at Warenburg December 26, 1905, to Anna Margareta Verner. He served in the Russian army for four years.

Mr. and Mrs. Leisle left Russia in September of 1912. They came to Philadelphia, Pa. Later they lived six months at Lincoln, Neb., and six months at Billings, Mont. Coming to Ritzville, they lived here the rest of their lives.

Mr. Leisle engaged in farming until 1930 when he retired and moved to Ritzville. He was a member of Zion Congregational church for over 40 years.

Three sons and six daughters survive their parents, Mrs. Leisle having died November 25, 1961. The sons are Henry and Arthur of Ritzville and Aaron of Walla Walla. The daughters are Mrs. Donald (Mary) Lee of Yakima; Mrs. Arthur C. (Mollie) Cline jr., Seattle; Mrs. Willard (Esther) Schneider, Spokane; Mrs. Frank (Gloria) Gilliland, Spokane; Mrs. Pete (Lydia) Greenwalt, Ritzville; and Mrs. Maudise (Alma) Ferderer, Ritzville. There are 24 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren surviving.

The Rev. Beryl Melcher and the Rev. Alex Rehn conducted the funeral. Milton Sackmann sang "In the Garden" and "Abide With Me." His accompanist was Mrs. Orville Moeller.

Pallbearers were all grandsons, Ralph, Michael jr., Alton and Jerry Leisle, Ronald and Raymond Greenwalt. Burial was in the Ritzville Memorial cemetery.


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  • Created by: Scott Bolliger
  • Added: 19 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40882661
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Leisle (1884–1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40882661, citing Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Scott Bolliger (contributor 49600767) .