Leone A. Dedering, 89, of Kiel died Saturday morning, Jan. 2, 2021 at Oak Creek Assisted Living in Kiel where she had been a resident for the past two years.
She was the former Leone Nagel, born March 11, 1931 in the town of Herman, daughter of the late Raymond and Emma (Wegner) Nagel.
Leone was a 1949 graduate of Kiel High School. She continued her education at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, graduating in 1953. On Aug. 4, 1951 she was united in marriage to Kenneth W. Dedering at St. John United Church of Christ, Schwartzwald. The couple moved to Kiel in 1953.
Leone taught Home Economics at Chilton High School from 1953 to 1958. She returned to teaching Home Economics in 1971 for the Kiel School District until her retirement in 1994.
She was a member at Bethel UCC in Ada and a former member of St. Peter’s UCC in Kiel where she was a consistory member and member of the Women’s Guild. Leone was also a member of the Kiel Quilters, Sheboygan County Quilters, and the Camo Quilt Projects helping to create more than 1,000 quilts for servicemen and women. Leone was an accomplished quilter and won numerous awards for her creations. She was also involved with the Kiel Homecraft Homemakers and the Calumet County Retired Teachers Association.
Leone loved spending time with her family and friends, teaching, sewing, quilting, cooking, spending time at the family cottage, and traveling to Arizona in the winter making many lifelong friends. An excellent seamstress, she altered and repaired many articles of clothing for individuals throughout the area.
She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Kenneth; three children, Jane (Jeffrey) Ray of Oostburg, Douglas (Genelle) Dedering of West Bend, and Lynn (Peter) Sell of Fort Atkinson; and four grandchildren, Leo (Taylor) Dedering, Elsa Dedering, Eric Sell, and Matthew Sell. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Emma Nagel; one son, Russell; one sister, Ruth (Ronald) Werner; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Edmund (Myrtle) Dedering and Melvin (Hertha) Dedering.
A private family memorial service and burial will take place in the Kiel City Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in Leone’s name.
Leone’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Oak Creek Assisted Living in Kiel and to Heartland Hospice for the loving care and friendship they provided Leone.
Online condolences may be left at www.meiselwitzfh.com.