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Maryann C. Leisner

February 4, 1957 - January 26, 2021
Service

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Funeral Services are private.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:

Northern Illinois Transplant House

c/o 8200 Lockwood Ave.

Skokie, IL, 60077

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Maryann C. Leisner, nee Melone, age 63, of Skokie, died Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at her residence. She was born February 4, 1957 in Chicago. Maryann was a Registered Nurse. She was an active member of the Pulmonary Fibrosis community in Chicago. She was involved with several organizations and several support groups and often gave advice andContinue Reading

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Maureen Boychuck left a message on March 5, 2021:
Dear Mary, So very sorry to hear this sad news. My heart is breaking for you and your family. She was a beautiful lady. I will keep you in my prayers and know your strong faith will support you at this most difficult time.
Carol Dammrich left a message on February 1, 2021:
Some of my happiest times at Saint peters school were with Mary Ann in the nurses office. We volunteer there to go over the medical records every year and made sure all the children were in compliance and seeing any sick or injured students. She was such a pleasure to work with and so much fun. I enjoyed our days together and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to spend time with her.....Such wonderful memories.
Jessica Settecase left a message on February 1, 2021:
I'm so so sorry to hear about your mom. My deepest condolences for your family during this very challenging time. May she rest in peace and her memories live on your hearts. Love, Jessica Settecase
Lisa Schaedler left a message on February 1, 2021:
I am so sorry for your loss. Please remember when the hard days come to find those happy memories in your heart to give you comfort.
Diane Krier-Morrow left a message on February 1, 2021:
Maggie, Michael and I are saddened on hearing from Mike the loss of your Mom at such a young age. We will have a Mass said for her. Our prayers are with you and your family at such a sad time. John Haben is a good friend and was my sponsor to the Rotary Club of Skokie Valley where your Dad was a member. Maybe he would like to rejoin...in time. Love to you and yours, Diane Krier-Morrow and Michael Morrow
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Minarno, Resi left a message on January 30, 2021:
Wishing you peace,comfort and hope in the midst of your sorrow Our deepest sympathy
Mirella Monoscalco left a message on January 30, 2021:
Our deepest sympathy to the Leisner family and Leda Maggio. We made a donation to the Northern Transplant House in Maryann's memory. Love, Mirella & Mark
Jerry E Koppes left a message on January 30, 2021:
My deepest condolences and prayers are with the family! Thank you for all of the inspiration throughout the years. May you Rest In Peace.
Dan and Rosey Skorich left a message on January 30, 2021:
Paul: our deepest condolences to you and your family from your Duluth Friends.
Kathy Dittmer left a message on January 29, 2021:
Maryann has always felt like family to me. She will be deeply misses by all the people she had touched in her life. I pray for her family and send my condolences.
MARCIA R curtis left a message on January 29, 2021:
Your love for each other was an inspiration to all of us
Thomas and Laura Franta left a message on January 29, 2021:
In memory of Maryann C. Leisner, Thomas and Laura Franta lit a candle
Renee Bauer left a message on January 29, 2021:
In memory of Maryann C. Leisner, Renee Bauer lit a candle
Victoria Brown left a message on January 29, 2021:
Wonderful spirit and a true friend to many loved by all who she touched. May she rest in peace.
Melissa Villegas left a message on January 29, 2021:
Sending you lots of love, hugs, and prayers.
Jennifer left a message on January 29, 2021:
You are missed already. Breathe easy friend. ((Hugs))
Gina Speckman left a message on January 29, 2021:
Leisner family, I am so sorry to hear this news. I am thinking of you during this hard time. You did many great things in the Pulmonary Fibrosis community and I hope you find comfort in all you did in this advocacy. Hugs, Gina Speckman
Helen Lara-Albers left a message on January 29, 2021:
Beth. I am so sorry for your loss. Wish I was close by to give you hug. I know the grief of losing a parent you are close to. Thinking of you and your family at this time and prayers for her journey home to the Lord.
Karen Boettin left a message on January 28, 2021:
I was sorry to hear this.She was such a sweet and kind person.She will be missed.She is now in heaven with our Lord.I will pray for her and your family.
Kimberly Smith Hemphill left a message on January 28, 2021:
You are all truly in my thoughts and prayers. Maryann, you were the sister I never had. All of your family was like my family. You will always be with me in my heart. Rest In Peace my dear friend. See you again someday ❤️
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jeff and Sue Gray left a message on January 28, 2021:
We were so sorry to hear the news of Maryann's passing. She was a wonderful person and always smiling. We so enjoyed the time we spent with Paul and her at Kenny Bauer's wedding. She had so much courage and she was so graceful in her suffering. Our sympathies are with Paul and the family. God's peace be with you.
Jackie,Mike, Alec and Andrew left a message on January 28, 2021:
In memory of Maryann C. Leisner, Jackie,Mike, Alec and Andrew lit a candle
M Merchant left a message on January 28, 2021:
My deepest condolences to the family. Maryann will be missed greatly.
Cindy Pirofalo Nelson left a message on January 28, 2021:
🙏🏻❤️
Cynthia Sliwa left a message on January 28, 2021:
My sincere condolences to Paul and all the family. Please be well during these difficult times.
Janice Lazzara Adden left a message on January 28, 2021:
Leda and Lizzie, I am so sorry to hear about your sister, Maryann. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time. Janice
Barbara Rankin left a message on January 28, 2021:
I am so saddened to hear of Maryann’s passing. She was one of a kind. She had such a warm smile and was always positive and inspiring. Maryann, along with her husband, Paul, have contributed greatly to the lung disease and transplant community. My sincere condolences to Paul and family.
Elizabeth Miszak left a message on January 28, 2021:
May God’s love lift you all during this sad time. The light of our Lord will guide Maryann to His Heavenly home , into the warmth of his love.
Donna Pikula left a message on January 28, 2021:
In memory of Maryann C. Leisner, Donna Pikula lit a candle
Renee Bauer left a message on January 28, 2021:
I am deeply saddened by the loss of my beautiful, dear friend. I always admired Maryann for her strength, compassion, and faith. I will cherish all the memories of our times together. She will always be in my heart and a true blessing I am most thankful for. I know this a very difficult time and I am so very sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy and I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Renee Bauer
Rose (Scherer) Ullberg left a message on January 28, 2021:
A memory of Maryann... she knew her path even in eighth grade. I remember asking her what she wanted to be when she grew up and she said "a nurse". Always a beautiful smile, kind word and a protector of anyone being bullied... the reunions she attended were always a pleasure.
Donna Pikula left a message on January 28, 2021:
I have no words that can express my deep sadness for your family. I love you all and my heart is broken for each of you. My thoughts and prayers ate with you.
Catherine Horine left a message on January 28, 2021:
Sending my deepest condolences on your loss. I met Maryann at Loyola’s Lung Transplant Support Group and we hit it off. We always connected at the annual Candle Lighting Ceremony. I hope knowing the positive impact she had so many in the lung transplant community gives you a measure of comfort.
Catherine Cotter left a message on January 28, 2021:
I went to Regina Dominican High School with Maryann. We spent 4 years together in orchestra. I remember Maryann as someone who could always be counted on to have a cheerful outlook on whatever was going on. I never heard her say an unkind word about anyone. My prayers go out to her family that they are comforted in warm and loving memories. Cathy Cotter
Joan Melone left a message on January 28, 2021:
Many people will walk in and out of our lives, but only some will leave footprints in our hearts. Maryann , your footprint will remain in my heart until we meet again ♥️ Auntie Joan
Rose Ullberg and Patsy/Al Brunner left a message on January 28, 2021:
With Deepest Sympathy to the Leisner Family: Maryann was such an inspiration and a positive individual. She will be sorely missed.
Julian Viscardi left a message on January 28, 2021:
My deepest and heartfelt condolences. She touched and made my life so much better after I crossed paths with her at PFF16. What a beautiful, gentle and caring soul! May God have her in his arms!
Rose Ullberg and Patsy/Al Brunner left a message on January 28, 2021:
With Deepest Sympathy to the Leisner Family; Marianne was such an inspiration and a positive individual. She will be sorely missed.
Rose Ullberg and Patsy/Al Brunner left a message on January 28, 2021:
With Deepest Sympathy to the Leisner Family; Marianne was such an inspiration and a positive individual. She will be sorely missed.
Susan Long left a message on January 28, 2021:
Maryann was a gift to all fortunate to know her. She cared for others in a selfless way that inspired us all. Her smile, her laugh, her love of others and desire to help will always be with me. The Loyola community joins you in grief, and shares wonderful, loving memories. Susan
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Chris Leisner left a message on January 28, 2021:
Maryann's husband is my younger brother Paul. They were high school sweethearts and their long marriage, while cut short, is inspirational, uplifting and somewhat unique these days. "Paul & Maryann ..." was how we in the family spoke of them - always the two together. Their combined generosities, self sacrifice and dedication to family were so comingled, one could not separate their intertwined giving. Maryann is the best thing in Paul's life - I will continue to see her in his ongoing life of giving and dedication, and for that - I am blessed and grateful. As a nurse, Maryann was in her element; it was indeed her nature to heal and tend to the ill. As a mother, and later a grandmother, she got two bites of the 'caregiver' apple, always looking to tend to the children. As much as they lit up her day, she returned the joy 10 fold. How rich could one hope to be? Always in her comfort zone of Giving. Now that she is at peace, it is up to the rest of the family to join with Paul and the kids to become better at giving our best - each day. I for one am up for the challenge and hope that she hears my prayers of thanks and love. Chris
Nicole Melone left a message on January 28, 2021:
💜💜💜
Rich Green left a message on January 28, 2021:
RIP my lovely friend. Thinking of you and your family at this very sad time.
Greg Drain left a message on January 28, 2021:
Maryann was always someone I looked forward to seeing any chance I could. I will always remember her as a fighter and someone who’s smile lit up any room, the world would be much better place if everyone was like Maryann.
Charlsie Dewey left a message on January 28, 2021:
Thinking of all of you during this very tough time.
Amanda Bollero left a message on January 28, 2021:
My aunt Maryann was a wonderful lady. We loved each other very much. I am going to miss her very much.
Joshua Leisner left a message on January 28, 2021:
In memory of Maryann C. Leisner, Joshua Leisner lit a candle
Carrie Remando left a message on January 28, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers to the whole family especially to Mary, her mom. For so short a period of time knowing you and bringing you the Holy Eucharist while in the center, which pandemic stops us, seeing each other, I will surely miss you , but you are in God’s hands and home. Rest now my friend, no more aches n pains. See you someday!
Jennifer Leisner left a message on January 28, 2021:
A much-loved sister, aunt and friend. Devoted to her family and strong in her faith. The streets of heaven are too crowded tonight, but I take comfort that she is on our side!
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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