Le Nae N. Lederer, 78
Feb. 7, 1936 -- Jan. 5, 2015
Longtime Mequon resident Le Nae N. Lederer passed away on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at the Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon.
She was born in Milwaukee on Feb. 7, 1936, the daughter of Raymond and Pauline (Stahnke) Kurtz. After graduating from Cedarburg High School in 1954, she married Harvey J. Lederer on Aug. 4, 1956.
Le Nae led a very full and active life. When not working, she volunteered at her church and with the 4-H. She worked in the design department at Stein Gardens & Gifts and at the Lasting Traditions Gift Shop in Columbia St. Maryís Ozaukee Hospital. At St.
Johnís Ev. Lutheran Church, she was a member of the Ladies Aid, board of finances and altar guild, taught Sunday school and was the art teacher at St. Johnís Ev. Lutheran School for more than 25 years. Her lifelong association with the 4-H began in her youth as a member of the Mezaukee 4-H Club, later becoming the general leader of the Lakefield 4H Club and project leader for both the Covered Bridge and Lindenwood 4-H Clubs. In addition to being a member of the Roaring 20s Homemakers Club, she enjoyed gardening, crafting and baking. Above all else, Le Nae loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Carrie Lauters, Dean (Mary) Lederer, Peter (Shela) Lederer and Jody (Roman) Brzezinski; grandchildren, Jack (Rebecca) Lauters, Kady Lauters, Dan (Megan) Lederer, Laura Lederer, Emily La Sage and Brent Lederer; great-grandchildren, Allison Le Nae Lederer and Lucas Lauters, along with countless relatives and close friends.
Preceded in death by her husband, Harvey J. Lederer, her parents and siblings, Audrey Wheeler, Glenn (Armida) Kurtz, James (Cecilia) Kurtz, Joanne (Ken) Dann and JoAnne Bartlein. A visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Schramka-Densow Funeral Home, 423 N. Main St., Thiensville, followed by a Devotion Service at 7 p.m.
Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday Jan. 9, 2015, at St. Johnís Ev. Lutheran Church, 1616 W. Mequon Road, Mequon. The family will greet relatives and friends on Friday at the church from noon until time of service. Interment in the church cemetery.
Memorials to the church, Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School or the Ozaukee County 4-H Foundation, appreciated.
Online memorials can be directed to the family at www.schramkafuneralhome.com.