Doreen E. Leach

Aug. 17, 1933 — April 7, 2015

Doreen E. Leach, of Brookfield and Tomahawk, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at Care-Age of Brookfield at the age of 81. She was born on August 17, 1933, in Westbrook, Maine, the daughter of Raymond and Arlene James.

Doreen was a graduate of Westbrook High School in Maine, and she married Richard Leach on Feb. 28, 1953. Affectionately known as “Nana,” Doreen was a wonderful mom and grandmother. She enjoyed wildlife, particularly loving bird watching, feeding the squirrels and deer, playing cards, and going to the casino. Doreen was also a great cook and avid gardener.

Doreen will be missed by her sons Mark, Brian (Lori) and Chuck (Rebecca Madson); six grandchildren, Amanda, Daniel, Michaela, Rachel, Jacob and Aidan; siblings, Donna Kenney, Raymond (Donna) James and Paul (Cindy) James; and many other loving relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Carol and Marilyn; and brother Ronald.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Doreen’s family would like to give a special thanks to all the staff at Care-Age and the nurses at Columbia St. Mary’s for their wonderful care and compassion shown to their mother.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 262-542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit