Obituary for Sigrid Leslie
Sigrid Leslie age 86, of Stevens Point, passed away early Tuesday morning May 30, 2017 at Wellington Place. She had resided there for the past year.
Visitation for Sigrid will be held Thursday June 1 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Shuda Funeral Chapel - Stevens Point. Visitation will also be held from 10:00 - 11:00 am on Saturday at the Serenity Chapel at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park in Kenosha. Services will follow at 11:00 am with Pastor Sheila Rawn officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at Sunset Ridge.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.shudafuneral.com
Sigrid was born August 8, 1930 in Hamburg Germany the daughter of Franz and Emma (Luders) Walters. After WWII she and her sisters were sent by their parents, to study nursing in Canada, to avoid the after effects of the war. Sigrid moved to Wisconsin in 1950 and married Jerome Jurksatis Sr. He passed away in 1954, and on December 31, 1956 she married Joseph Leslie in Waukegan, IL The couple settled in Kenosha, and Sigrid worked as a CNA. She retired in 1985 from St. Catherines Hospital where she worked with the new born babies. She and her husband moved to Stevens Point in 2014 to be closer to family. Sigrid was an accomplished cook, she enjoyed baking, knitting, crocheting, sewing, gardening, but most of all loved her family and enjoyed time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her 6 children: Jerome Jurksatis, Stevens Point; Sitha Smen, Stevens Point; Allen Leslie, Rosholt; Myrna (Kurt) Duschl, PA; James (Kathryn) Leslie, Stevens Point; Wayne (Gwen) Leslie, FL. 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, with one more expected in August. Numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands: Joseph passed in 2015, her 3 sisters: Hildegard, Margaret, and Ilsa; and her twin brother Kurt.
Sigrid's family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Wellington Place and Ministry Hospice for the loving care they gave Sigrid in the last year of her life.
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