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Sister Elizabeth Marie

September 1, 2012
The Daily News

IRON MOUNTAIN - Sister Elizabeth Marie of the Trinity, OCD, (Margaret Marie Leeman), 70, a member of the Carmelite Community, died August 30, 2012, at the Carmelite Monastery in Iron Mountain, located at U.S. 2-M-95.

Sister Elizabeth Marie was born on February 3, 1942, in Green Bay, Wis., the daughter of the late Monroe and Veronica Leeman.

Sister Elizabeth entered the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity of Manitowoc, Wis. in 1958, making her First Profession of Vows on August 15, 1962. Sister transferred to the Carmelite Monastery of the Holy Cross on June 26, 1989, and pronounced her Profession of Perpetual Vows as an Extern Sister on October 15, 1993. Sister has resided at the Carmelite Monastery since that time.

She is survived by seven sisters and six brothers: Sister Pauline Marie, OCD, Sister Verone, OSF, Jeanne (Don) Zepnick, Mary Anne Brocker, Bill (Barb) Leeman, Betty Lou Ferron, Jim (Cathie) Leeman, Janet (Eugene) Van Boxtel, Joe (Debbie) Leeman, Peter (Anita) Leeman, Dan Leeman, Tom (Marcia) Leeman, and Teresa (David) Rosenbaum.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Monroe and Veronica Leeman, and one brother, John Leeman.

Sister Elizabeth's gentle, gracious presence, which found its source in her deep love for the Lord and true concern for others, was always a joy and consolation to her Community, her family, and all who met her as Extern Sister at the Carmelite Monastery. We know we can surely count on the continuing powerful support of her love and prayers now that she is with the Lord whom she tried to serve so faithfully throughout her life.

Visitation will be Monday, September 3, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Monastery Chapel. Father Dan Malone will preside at the public prayer services at 7 p.m.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at the Monastery Chapel by the Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample on Tuesday, September 4, at 9 a.m. Central time.

Burial will be in the Carmelite Monastery Cemetery.

Memorials of Masses may be offered to the Carmelite Monastery in lieu of flowers.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of Sister Elizabeth Marie online at

The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.



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