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Leila A. Spieker
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Leila A. Haas Spieker (nee Borkenhagen), age 100, of Plymouth, passed away on (Wednesday, April 18, 2018) at Terrace Place in Sheboygan.

She was born in Kiel, WI, on July 18, 1917, daughter of the late Ernst and Lilly (Pingel) Borkenhagen.

Leila attended grade school at St. John Lutheran School in Plymouth. Following school she worked at Lakeshire Cheese Co.

On April 18, 1936, she married Alfred R. Haas at St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth. Following their marriage they lived in Sheboygan, Weeden Station, Hulls Crossing, Plymouth, and in Sheboygan again. Alfred preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1967.

On November 14, 1969, she married Emil R. Spieker at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sheboygan. They resided in Waldo following their marriage. Emil preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1993. Leila moved to Plymouth where she has resided since Emil’s passing.
She worked as a seamstress at Lakeland Manufacturing in Sheboygan for 32 years until her retirement.

After retiring, she enjoyed many years of golfing and even had a hole-in-one. She also loved playing cards and belonged to many bridge and sheepshead groups, sometimes playing 2 or 3 times a day.

She also enjoyed going to her son’s home in Neenah, and also to Hawaii to visit her son Merlin’s family there. Leila was definitely one who was always smiling and enjoyed her life to the fullest.

She is survived by: One son: David J. Haas of Neenah; One grandson: Richard (Lei) Haas of Kailua, Hawaii; Five great-grandchildren: Justin Borges-Akua and Davis Haas both of Kailua, Jean (Charles) Flunker of Waldo, Robert (Donna) Cotter of Madison, and Ann Cotter of Waldo; and Four great-great-grandchildren: Richard Flunker and Beth Luebtke of Waldo, and Christopher and Shean Cotter of Madison.

Leila was preceded in death by: Her two husbands; Parents; Son: Merlin Harvey Haas; Daughter-in-law: Theresa; Grandson: Danny Flunker; Three sisters: Verna Horn, Linda Gardener, and Hilda Frantz; and Brother: Harvey Borkenhagen.

Following Leila’s wishes, cremation has taken place.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday (May 5, 2018) at 11:00 A.M. at St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth. Rev. Nathan Meador, Pastor of the Church, will officiate. Inurnment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in the Town of Sheboygan.

Visitation will take place at CHURCH on Saturday (May 5) from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Leila’s name for St. John Lutheran School.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.

The family would like to send a special thanks to her nephew; Jack Borkenhagen for all the special care of Leila especially the last 12 months and to the entire staff’s at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility, Terrace Place, and Compassus Hospice for all the compassion and care given to Leila.


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Visitation

Saturday

5

May

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church

222 N Stafford Street
Plymouth, WI 53073

Service

Saturday

5

May

11:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church

222 N Stafford Street
Plymouth, WI 53073

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