Leona Molitor-Gourley

Leona Molitor-Gourley, 83, of Wonewoc, Wis., died July 31, 2008, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse, Wis.

She was born Dec. 6, 1924, in Chicago, a daughter of Thaddeus and Martha Zielinski. She married Elmer Molitor on June 17, 1944. He preceded her in death. She later married James Gourley. He survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Patsy (and Everett) Riedel; three sons, Robert (and Sandra) Molitor, Raymond Molitor and Michael (and Charlene) Molitor; two stepdaughters, Patricia and Judy; two sisters, Shirley (and Ed) Walker and Geraldine (and Harold) Malott of Astoria; two step-nieces, Teresa (and Scott) Burget and Beverly (and Gary) Taylor, both of Rushville; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Al Zielinski; and one sister, Josephine Majewski.

Services were held Monday, Aug. 4, at Holy Family Church in LaValle, Wis. Burial was in St. Boniface Cemetery in Lime Ridge, Wis. Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg, Wis., was in charge of arrangements.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/13/2008