Age 76, of Stillwater
Passed away peacefully December 4, 2017 of Pancreatic Cancer. Preceded in death by husband, William “Chuck”; parents, Charles and Grace Leske; siblings, Curtis Leske, Raymond Leske, Fred Leske, Hazel Nichols, Donald Leske, Charles Leske, Mitchell Leske, Ada Appleby, Louise Hawkinson and Sherman Leske.
Marie is survived by children, Brian (Kim) Holen, Shelley Eisele, Kyle (David Bedrin) Holen; step-children, Mitch (Amanda) Irrgang, Melissa (Ben) Line, Amanda (Josh) Slack; grandchildren, Seth, Adam, Veronica, Aiden, Chloe, Anthony, Charlotte, Quinn, Brody, Harper, Charlie, Jack, Mallory, Bennett, and Anderson; sister, Rhoda Gore; many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends and her little Yorkie pal, Buffy.
Marie was a kind, generous and patient soul who loved her family but particularly her grandchildren and dog (Buffy) who filled her life with so much joy and purpose. She had a passion for cooking, entertaining, decorating and would always welcome you into her home. She will leave an emptiness in the lives of her friends and family. “Forget me for a day, a week, a month. But think of me when unexpected beauty burns like sudden sunlight on the sea.” - Sara Teasdale
A gathering of family and friends will be Friday, December 22, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 P.M. with a time of sharing at 6:00 P.M. at BRADSHAW CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTER, 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard, Stillwater.
Memorials in Marie’s name may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, pancan.org.