Olive "Leafa" Persha

Olive "Leafa" Persha, 85, of Mayville died on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005 at her home. She was born Jan. 31, 1920 in Mayville to Frank and Mary (nee Arbinger) Smith. Olive married Daniel "Boone" Persha on July 31, 1942 in Mayville. She was a graduate of Mayville High School and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Mayville.

She is survived by her children, Sue (Chuck) Trauba of Theresa, Danna Persha (special friend, Wayne Ustby) of Adell, Ellen Persha (special friend, Ron Stephen) of Neosho, Daniel "Boone" Persha Jr. (special friend, Petra Schmidt) of Mayville; grandchildren, Jennifer (Greg) Scott, Melanie (Leon) Stratman, Joshua Dewitz, Chad Persha, Shelly Persha, Jason Persha, Justin Persha and Kim Carey; great-grandchildren, Mason, Paige, Dylan, Jeff, Payton, Mekenzie, Noah, Ethan, Juliya, Alexis and Treton. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Daniel, in 1997; one brother, Jack; one sister, Violet Yacks; and one grandson, Wade.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mayville at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Father Tom Biersack officiating. Visitation was on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005 at Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville and will also be on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005 at St. Mary Catholic Church from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Mayville.

Memorials can be directed to St. Mary Catholic School.

Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is assisting the family.