A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, November 15, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg beginning at 10:30 a.m. Burial is in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. There will be a rosary at 4:30 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home followed by a gathering of family and friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Regina Ann Leuer, daughter of Irven and Agnes (Gerard) Reckard was born April 5, 1934 in Bradgate, Iowa. She was a graduate of Rolfe High School, and she continued her education in cosmetology school.
Ann was united in marriage to Gerald Leuer at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Rolfe, Iowa. The couple raised their children in the Mallard area where they farmed, and Ann shared a hair salon in Ayrshire for several years.
Ann was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mallard for many years where she was a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and she was a current member of Holy Family Parish in Emmetsburg. She served on the Mallard Library Board, and she was a member of the Garden Club, Quilting Club and Palo Alto County Hospital Auxiliary.
She was an excellent seamstress and tailor. She could make cute little dresses, fun dresses, flower girl dresses, prom dresses bridesmaid dresses and her own dresses. She could fix any pair of jeans, zippers in coats, hems and do alterations. Her latest venture was making quilts for all in her family and mastering the embroidery machine.
Ann loved the Christmas season and making decorations every year. Special gifts for the little ones was one of her great Christmas joys; she crocheted blankets, mittens and hats.
On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, Ann passed away at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: James Leuer (Susan) of Ocala, FL, Thomas Leuer (Jody) of Mallard, IA, Curtis Leuer (Debbie) of Dewitt, IA, Dennis Leuer (Joan) of Laurens, IA; her sister, Roberta Ellis of Spearfish, SD; two brothers: Charles Reckard (Mary R.) of Arnolds Park and Joseph Reckard (Mary D.) of Moline, IL; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Gerald.
"It is with a sad heart that I heard of the passing of my Aunt Ann. I have such fond memories of the times I spent with her. One time as a child, while visiting on the farm for a week, some kittens had died. I cried and cried, and Aunt Ann just held me in her arms. She is now back in Uncle Jerry?s arms and in God?s arms, so I know she is happy, loved, and at peace. I?m so glad I had a chance to see her this past summer. Rest In Peace, Aunt Ann. You are loved.
Jean Shimpach Griffin "
"I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Regina. She was a wonderful lady. Dennis, Joan, Alicia, and Brent you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Shelby Stafford (Heuton)"
"I'm so sad to hear about Ann. I enjoyed visiting with her when she came into the quilt store, where I work, in Pocahontas and always loved seeing her quilts she was working on. Sympathies to her friends and family. Theresa Proctor"
"My Aunt Ann taught me many things through her love & example.
She was a great lady.
Nancy Shimpach Dederich"
"May you feel Jesus' loving arms around you with your loss. Heaven is forever and you will see Ann again! Dale and Lisa Siebrecht"
"Prayers and peace to Ann.
God bless her and everyone that loved and knew her.
"My deepest condolences, I will miss visiting with Ann when the family gathered. Ann always had a story or two that she wanted to share or how far along she was in her Geneology research. May she Rest In Peace, she is now with her beloved. "