Leona T. Wegmann, 86, of Farley, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Thursday, May 27, 2021, at Marietta’s Place at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.
Visitation for Leona was held from 3-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at the Reiff Funeral Home in Farley. Farley American Legion Post #656 met at 6:30 p.m. and Legion Auxiliary services was held at 7 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Farley with Rev. Michael Schueller presiding. Assisting Deacon was Jerry Koopmann. Lectors were Rylee Wegmann and Michelle Rude. Eucharistic Minister was Dan O’Connell. Giftbearers were Allie Wegmann and Kimberly Rude. Placing of the pall was done by Ralph Wegmann, Dawn Rude, Rock Wegmann and Scott Wegmann.
Burial was held in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Farley.
Honorary Pallbearers for Leona were Irene Scherrman, Sue Kraus, Monie Anstoetter, Lois Boffeli, Sue Kennedy, Joyce Jarding, Norita Moorman and Marlene Kramer.
Pallbearers for Leona were Josh Wegmann, Nick Wegmann, Jake Wegmann, Derek Rude, Lindsey Coleman, and Jessie Rude.
Leona was born March 16, 1935 in Monticello, daughter of Joseph and Marie (Recker) Moorman. She received her education at the Greeley Public Schools in Greeley. On Jan. 29, 1955, Leona was united in marriage to Ralph Wegmann at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Greeley. The couple began farming together, first in Greeley in 1955 and then Farley in 1957. They moved to their own farm in Epworth in 1969 and farmed together until 1994. They retired to Farley. Leona was a very fastidious housewife and active in helping on the farm.
Leona was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who truly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed a good game – particularly playing cards or golfing, and was an excellent gardener who always had beautiful flowers that she took great pride in. Leona battled with dementia for over a decade, residing at Marietta’s Place for the last three and half years.
She was an active member of the St. Joseph’s Parish and the Altar and Rosary Society in Farley. Leona was also a member of the Farley American Legion Auxiliary, Farley Garden Club, and a former member of the Catholic Daughters of America.
Those left to cherish Leona’s memory are her husband of 66 years, Ralph Wegmann of Farley; three children: Dawn (Darrell) Rude of Eldridge, Rock (Sara) Wegmann of Cedar Rapids, and Scott (Kris) Wegmann of Epworth; 10 grandchildren: Derek (Lauren Pineau) Rude, Michelle (Bethany Hood) Rude, Jessica Rude, and Kimberly Rude, Lindsey (Mike) Coleman, Jacob Wegmann, Allison (Nathan Yanecek) Wegmann, and Rylee Wegmann, Joshua (Charissa) Wegmann, and Nicholas (Ellie) Wegmann; five great-grandchildren: Delanie, Madelynn, Mack, Drew, and Ainsley; four siblings: Lavern Moorman of Strawberry Point, Marge (Ernie) Thole of Manchester, Joyce Jarding of Farley, and Jerry (Rosie) Moorman of Manchester; sisters and brothers-in-law, Alice Tauke of Dyersville, and Norita Moorman of Manchester, Ambrose “Butch” Wegmann of Delhi, and LuAnn (Bob) Mescher of Edgewood.
She is preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Joanne (Dave) Tauke; two brothers, Don (Mary) Moorman, and John Moorman; brothers and sisters-in-law, Priscilla Moorman, Judy Moorman, Loras Jarding, John (Vickie) Wegmann, Alvin (Sally Langel and Patricia Jacobson-Hendricks) Wegmann, Eileen (Jack) Meder, Harriet (Leon) Maiers, and Patricia Wegmann.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the loving staff who cared for Leona at the Good Neighbor Home.