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Rev. Mike Petts
Organist ~ Mary Ann Gross
Special Music ~ “Safe in the Arms of Jesus”
“Holy, Holy, Holy”
“Under His Wings”
Isaiah 55 & Psalm 100
Leroy Pedersen, Caleb Pedersen,
Derek Pedersen, Lucas Pedersen,
Jakab Weidenbach, Matthew Herzog, & Leon
Leona Mae Weidenbach was born on July 2, 1946 to Claude S. and Ruth Naomi (Landis) Mumbauer in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. Accepting Jesus Christ at a young age she was later baptized as a young person by Rev. John Sprunger. In 1964, she graduated from Quakertown Community High School and went on to attend college. In 1970, Leona graduated from Grace University in Omaha, NE having earned a diploma in Business Education and Biblical Studies. She then attended Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, graduating in 1973 with a diploma in Communications and Journalism. Following her education, Leona served in short-term missions. For 2 years, she served at American Indian Ministries in Rapid City, SD and then as a corpsman for Christian Service Corps in Washington, DC for 2.5 years where she met Lyle Richard Weidenbach. On August 5, 1978, Leona and Lyle were united in marriage at East Swamp Church in Quakertown, PA.
Leona was always hardworking. Through the years, she worked various part-time jobs to aid her family. On their farm near Lesterville, Leona graciously became a tireless farmwife. She also enjoyed serving as a substitute teacher for the Scotland Elementary School. Having a “servant’s heart,” Leona lived out her faith. She enjoyed studying the Scriptures and teaching children and youth about Jesus through various programs utilizing her creativity and gift of music. In her care for others she was generous and compassionate – sewing quilts, clothing, and supplying outfitted dolls for Children's Inn in Sioux Falls. She was frequently concerned about those going through a hard time and showed them Jesus’ love through her hospitality. She also enjoyed gardening, reading, playing the piano, and teaching her daughters how to sing.
Leona was a beautiful, godly woman and loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Leona passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota having attained the age of 70 years, 4 months, and 24 days.
She is survived and remembered by her husband of 38 years, Lyle Weidenbach of Lesterville; daughters: Abigail Ruth (Michael) Colby of Sioux Falls and Audrey Renae (Evan) Fast of Sioux Falls; grandson Aidan Matthew Stewart; granddaughter Sophia Juliet Colby; sisters: Claudette (Glenn) Kipp of Quakertown, PA, Darlene Mumbauer of Philadelphia, PA, Naomi (Steve) Strunk of Quakertown, PA, and Faith Zimmerman of Quakertown, PA; brothers: Claude (Nancy) Mumbauer of Sellersville, PA, David (Ruthie) Mumbauer of Quakertown, PA, and Timothy (Jenny) Mumbauer of Broadway, VA; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was welcomed into Heaven by her parents, cousin Philip George and other loved ones.
Lyle what a beautiful picture to remember Leona by.
Michael Pommerville Dec 3 2016 3:31 AM
My condolences to Lyle and the family. May God give His comfort to all of you.
Mark Munger Dec 1 2016 11:12 PM
Heaven's gain is our loss......Leona will certainly be missed by those of us who mourn her. She was always bubbly and had that radiant smile! It is comforting to know that her eternal future was secured upon her decision to accept Jesus as her Lord and Savior. I look forward to seeing her again....hopefully soon!!
Diane Meyer Dec 1 2016 7:55 PM
So sorry to hear of Leona's passing. I always enjoyed talking to her when she subbed in the resource room. She just had such a special patience with our special needs kid. He always got excited to see her. May God comfort you and give you strength to deal with things. Connie Huber
Connie Huber Nov 30 2016 5:37 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We praise God she is in his arms.
Steve & Sharon Ketelsen Nov 28 2016 11:43 PM
Wishing you solace during your time of sorrow. I can imagine this time of year will seem extra empty, But hopefully knowing that your Mom is rejoicing and celebrating with the Lord, will bring you all some comfort.
Lori Van Bochove Nov 28 2016 5:22 PM
My dear brother in Christ, my heart goes out to you in this time of loss. I'm praying the Lord will give you His amazing comfort. We are praying for you & Abigail & Audrey & families.
Ken & Dorothy Nov 28 2016 5:07 AM