Interment will take place at Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley.
Leona passed away Monday, July 28, 2008, at Community Memorial Health Center of Hartley.
Leona Maria (Brinkert) Zaiser, was born Oct. 24, 1917, in Sheldon, the daughter and fifth child of Herman and Alvina (Zinn) Brinkert. When she was two years old, they moved to Hartley where she attended school.
On Sept. 10, 1932, she married Harolyn Zaiser. Their early married life was spent on the Henry Zaiser farm northeast of Hartley. Hal and Leona were blessed with two children: Billie and Gary. They moved to a farm four miles north of Hartley in 1945 where they lived until 1956 when they moved in to Hartley. Hal worked as a mechanic with several firms and, later, part time for O'Brien County until his death in 1984. Leona worked as a clerk at several businesses. In 2006, Leona moved into the Community Memorial Assisted Living Center.
Leona was a life long member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, serving on the Board of Stewardship, Secretary of the Ladies Aid, member of LWML and Treasurer of the Northwest Circuit.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three sisters; and one brother.
Leona is survived by her daughter, Billie Geerdes and her husband, Harlan; her son, Gary and his wife, Carol; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Warner Funeral Home of Hartley is in charge of arrangements.