Leona V. ‘Lee’ Jenista

Leona V. “Lee” Jenista (nee Brunner) was reunited with her beloved husband, James, on November 18, 2016, at the age of 93.

She was the loving mother of James (Mary) of Warren, Jerry of Anchor Point, Alaska, Judith (Mike) Rintelman of East Troy and Kay (Larry) Menning of Waukesha; dearest grandmother of Kris (Joe) Kinder, Bryan (JoAnna) Menning, Leah (Nick) Walder, Ryan (Heather) Rintelman, Todd (Kelly) Rintelman and Luke (Angela) Rintelman; and great-grandmother of Brandon, Madelyn, Tessalee and Ian Rintelman, Emma and Ella Kinder, and Mark and Jake Menning. Leona will be greatly missed by other relatives and many friends.

Leona was preceded in death by her siblings Clarence, Gilbert, Harvey, Edgar, Norma, Loretta and Dorothy.

Leona attended Waukesha High School. She was a member of Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church. She enjoyed her neighbors on Brandybrook Road for 68 years. She taught 4-H and was a member of the Waukesha County Homemaker’s. She was an avid gardener, bird watcher and canner. Leona was a proud wife and mother and will be greatly missed.

A Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 27,at Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church, S39W32887 Highway D, Dousman, from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral services at 3 p.m. A private family burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Reformation Lutheran Church or the Mukwonago Library are greatly appreciated.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 262-363-7126 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.