Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Celine Leyendecker of Jamestown, N.D., formerly of Richmond, Minn., died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at jamestown Regional Medical Center in Jamestown, N.D. She was 88.
Eucharist of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 2, at St. James Basilica in Jamestown. Visitation was from 1-7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at Williams-Lisko Funeral Chapel in Jamestown. A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel, with a rosary beginning at 6:45 p.m. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery in Jamestown.
Celine Brisse was born April 9, 1923, in Richmond to John and Mary (Meyer) Brisse. She attended St. Peter and Paul Catholic School, and graduated Eden Valley High School in 1941. She worked at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and, during World War II, she worked at a defense plant operating a drill press. Celine married Clarence Leyendecker June 26, 1945, in Richmond. They made their home on a farm near Marion, N.D., for many years. Clarence preceded her in death Sept. 19, 1988, and Celine moved to Jamestown in 1989.
She volunteered at the Jamestown Hospital Gift Shop, and she was a member of the Jamestown Hospital Auxiliary and St. James Basilica where she was active with the Tabernacle Society - Immaculate Conception.
Celine was preceded in death by her parents, husband Clarence, and brother Mel.
She is survived by her son Calvin (and Linda) Leyendecker of Marion, N.D., and daughter Cheryl Leyendecker of Wing, N.D.; grandson Darrin Leyendecker; brother Lou (and Dorothy) Brisse of Richmond, Minn.; and two sisters, Viola C. Duncan of Minneapolis, and Lillian (and Norb) Weirens of Sartell.