Shirley A. Leiferman -- Rochester

October 9, 2018

Mrs. Leiferman, 91, of Rochester, died on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester. Shirley was born on Sept. 5, 1927 in Arcadia, Wis., to August and Blanche Cieminski.

She graduated from Winona High School and attended Winona State College (University) and graduated from the Kahler School of Nursing as a registered nurse. On Oct. 29, 1949, she married John M. Leiferman in Winona. He preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1996.

She was a member of the Kahler School of Nursing Alumni, Mayo Friendship Club, Rochester Sweet Adeline’s, U.S. Nursing Corps, lifelong member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and an active volunteer at the St. Francis School.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and her brothers, Bill and Bob. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (James) Schmitz; her son, Thomas Leiferman; grandchildren, Sarah Schmitz, John (Erika) Leiferman, Hannah Leiferman and Peter (Michele) Leiferman; great grandchildren, Liam, Sophia and Ezra; and sisters, Delora Enright, Barbara Carpenter and Florence Renz.

Shirley loved sewing, knitting, crocheting, baking, cooking, watching sporting events and spending time with her family.

A special thanks to the staff of Seasons Hospice, Doctor Paul Takahashi, of the Mayo Clinic, and her dear friends Mike and Nancy Hass, who were always there for her.

The funeral for Shirley A. Leiferman will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester, with Father James Seitz officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Rochester. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Memorials will be used for Masses at St. Francis.

Macken Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com

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