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Freda Marie Wiesner

May 13, 1929 — June 8, 2023

Freda Marie Wiesner

Freda Marie Leiker Wiesner was born on May 13, 1929 in Ellis County, Kansas; and grew up in Munjor, Kansas. She peacefully went to heaven on Thursday, June 8, 2023 at age 94.

Freda joined her husband of 61 years, Roman Wiesner, in marriage on April 23, 1952 in Munjor. Together they raised eight children and farmed wheat and cattle northwest of Ellis, Kansas. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella.

Freda holds two world records. The first is the world’s best cook. She set international standards for chicken fried steak, galushkies, apple pies, noodles, and many Volga German dishes. The second record she holds is for the world’s biggest heart. She gave so much of herself and asked so little in return.

Freda is remembered by her children Ted (Colleen), Lubbock TX; Mona Pratt (Gary), Stillwater OK; Pat, Overland Park KS; Mike, Ellis Kansas; Larry (Lynn), St. Louis, MO; Don (Lori), Wichita KS; and Elise Carter (Randy), Norman, OK.

Joining us in remembering her are six of her brothers and sisters; Sr. Mary Elise Leiker, Firma Dechant (Ralph), Clifford Leiker (Vera), Tony Leiker (Janet), Carol Wadley (Duane), and Linda Braun (Donny). Also Mom’s fault are nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

In heaven, Freda has joined her husband Roman, who passed on July 24, 2013, her daughter, Jane, who passed on January 28, 1977; and her son-in-law Gary (Mona), who passed on June 26, 2015. Also meeting Mom in heaven are her sisters Alma Sanders (Ralph) and Juliana Urbanek (Keith), as well as her brother Maurice Leiker (Lillian).

Visitation will be held Monday, June 12, 2023 from 5-7 PM at Keithley Funeral Chapel, 400E 17th, in Ellis. The parish vigil service, starting with the rosary, will begin at 7:00 PM.

Funeral Services will begin 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 13 at St Mary's Catholic Church in Ellis. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella.

“Momma, we miss you. And we’re being good. We’d love to be with you, if only we could.”

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Past Services


Monday, June 12, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

703 Monroe Street, Ellis, KS 67637

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