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Bertha A. Leja

April 3, 1915 January 17, 2019
Bertha A. Leja
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Obituary for Bertha A. Leja

Bertha A. Leja, age 103, of Cornell, passed away at 7:17 P.M. on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the Cornell Area Care Center with family by her side.

Bertha was born April 3rd, 1915 the daughter of Charles and Mathie Saheim in Stanley, WI. She grew up and attended school in the Brownville area, north of Stanley.
Bertha Saheim was united in marriage the summer of 1936 to Frank Joseph Leja in Chippewa Falls and together they had 2 children: Corrine and Elroy.

She worked at the Stanley Corp. for several years and then was a cook at the root beer stand and Decker's Inn.
Bertha enjoyed sewing for her grandchildren, playing cards, spending time with family, and always made sure her company was well fed and there was plenty of pie.

She is survived by her Children - Corrine Randall and Elroy Leja; Corrine's son - Robert (Cindy) Zaborowski and their children - Jeremy (Liz) Zaborowski, Stephanie Zaborowski, and Jeremy and Liz's three children;

Elroy's children - Joe Leja, Kathy (Neil) Redlacyk, Tina Leja, Tamara (Brendan) Hinnenkamp, Greg (Kim) Leja, and Loanda (Jake) Morrow; Great Grandchildren- Camille Gomez-Rosales, Chrystal Aguilera, Blaze Redlacyk, Joseph Hinnenkamp, Oliva Hinnenkamp, Jamason Leja, and Aubrey Leja; 6 Great Great Grandchildren – Tristan, Bevianna, Orian, Isabela, Ellinna, Tatum;
She is also survived by her step grandchildren – Joe (Shirley) Randall, step great grandchildren – Jesse Randall and Addy; and 1 step great great grandchild.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cornell, WI. Interment will be at the Stanley Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 A.M. until the time of service on Thursday at the church.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

24

Jan

9:30 AM 1/24/2019 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/24/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church

700 Thomas Street
Cornell, WI 54732

St. John's Lutheran Church
700 Thomas Street Cornell 54732 WI
United States

Funeral Service

Thursday

24

Jan

11:00 AM 1/24/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church

700 Thomas Street
Cornell, WI 54732

St. John's Lutheran Church
700 Thomas Street Cornell 54732 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Holy Family Catholic Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

495-779 Pine St.
Stanley, WI 54768

495-779 Pine St. Stanley 54768 WI
United States
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