Monday, April 9, 2012


Leona M. Pfaff, 96, was born to Eternal Life on April 6, 2012. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 11 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford. Visitation will be held from 9:30 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Wednesday, April 11 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford. Leona was born August 19, 1915 in the Town of Deer Creek to the late Bernard and Mary (Hollman) Pfaff. She attended Town of Deer Creek elementary school and graduated from Medford High School. Leona worked in sales at Medford’s Newburg’s Department Store, later renamed McCain’s Clothing Store. Throughout her life, Leona served diligently in her church, Holy Rosary Parish, and earlier, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Stetsonville. She regularly prepared the altar linens and helped decorate the church. Leona also was a RICA mentor and served the parish in many other ways. Leona was an energetic woman, with a heart to help others. She had a witty sense of humor and a variety of interests and talents. Leona enjoyed various homemaking skills, including cooking, baking, gardening and sewing. She liked to travel with her friends, golf with her sister, help her friend with intarsia projects and spoil her nieces and nephew. It was fun to be with Leone. Leona last resided at Skaalen Home in Stoughton, Wisconsin. In her new home Leona endeared herself to the staff and caregivers who enjoyed her sense of humor. Leona was instrumental in establishing their weekly Rosary Group. Leona’s nieces and nephew and spouses wish to thank the caregivers of Skaalen Home for the loving care they provided for our wonderful Auntie Leona. Leona was preceded in death by her parents, and sisters Sophie Seidel, Mildred Pfaff, Myra Pfaff, and Irma (Francis) Kress.