Leona Origer 1917-2010
MALLARD — Funeral service for Leona Origer of Mallard was Monday, July 26, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mallard. The Rev. Thomas Hart officiated.
Burial was in the West Bend Cemetery. The Harris Funeral Home in Mallard was in charge of arrangements.
Leona Elizabeth, daughter of William and Mary (Csukker) Richter, was born July 17, 1917, in Lake Park. At a young age, Leona moved to West Bend with her family and attended Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School there.
She was united in marriage to Harold Origer May 20, 1941, at Sts. Peter &?Paul Catholic Church in West Bend. To this union six children were born.
Leona and Harold operated a concession stand near the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend for several years. In 1958 the family moved to Mallard where they owned and operated Origer’s Grocery. After a few years, Leona and Harold purchased Origer Standard gas station which they managed until 1973.
Leona was a member of St. Mary’s Christian Mothers and a member of several card clubs.
Leona moved to the Emmetsburg Care Center in Emmetsburg in 2006 and resided there until her death July 23, 2010.
Survivors include Leona’s daughters, Donna Plantz of Rolfe, Janice (Bill)?Bergstrom of Lawrence, KS, Gladys (James)?Helinsky of Stacy, MN, and Joyce (Ed) Marlow of Emmetsburg; son, Harold Origer Jr. and his wife, Virginia, of Mallard; 17 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and one great, great granddaughter. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Enid Richter of Rolfe and Delores Richter of New Hampton.
Leona was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold in 1975; son, William Origer in 2007; son-in-law, Ron Plantz; and grandsons, Dean Plantz and Nicholas Plantz.
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