April 26, 1935 - January 11, 2018
Marie Leiting, 82 of Carroll, died early Thursday morning, January 11, 2018 at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 15, 2018, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll. The Celebrant will be Fr. Gary Snyder. Con-Celebrant will be Fr. Richard Remmes. Music will be by Barb McDermott and the Holy Spirit Choir with the St. John’s Catholic Church Choir assisting. Lector will be Garrett Shaal. Gift Bearers will be Jenna Rugani, Jocelyn Kock, Danielle Kock, Tilessa Leiting, and Cara Leiting. Eucharistic Minister will be Jerome Henkenius. Casket Bearers will be Benjamin Leiting, Alexander Kock, Roger Leiting, Terry Carpenter, Jim Williams, and Mark Riesselman. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. at St. John’s Cemetery in Arcadia. Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll after 2 p.m. on Sunday where there will be a Christian Wake Service held at 5 p.m. The casket will be moved to Holy Spirit Church on Monday morning where visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Marie’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com. Born on April 26, 1935 in Scranton, Iowa, Marie was the daughter of George and Ruth (Morlan) Carpenter. She grew up near Viola Center, and graduated from Viola Center High School. While in high school Marie was a very talented basketball player, this started her love of sports that she enjoyed for her entire life. On June 26, 1954, Marie was united in marriage to Denis Edward Leiting at St. John’s Catholic Church in Arcadia. The couple made their home in Arcadia where Marie was a devoted homemaker and mother. In addition, she was very supportive of her husband Denis, and his involvement with the FAC and AGP Co-ops, helping with many tasks over the years. Marie enjoyed to play cards, especially bridge. She also enjoyed making trips to the casino. In addition to her love of sports, Marie had a passion for music, directing the St. John’s Catholic Church Choir “The Songsters” for over 25 years. Most of all Marie enjoyed watching and supporting her grandchildren in all of their endeavors. Marie and Denis were active in the Arcadia community serving in multiple capacities over the years. Marie was a member of Holy Spirit Church in Carroll, a former member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Arcadia, and a member of the St. John’s Christian Mothers. Left to celebrate Marie’s life are her children: Lori (Mike) Rugani of Tacoma, WA, LeAnn Kock of Arcadia, and Doug (DeAnn) Leiting of Carroll; her grandchildren: Jenna Rugani, Jocelyn Kock, Danielle Kock, Alexander Kock, Benjamin (Cara) Leiting, and Tilessa Leiting. Also surviving are her siblings: Bill (Rosie) Carpenter of Chariton, Carol Richards of Coon Rapids, Sandra (Robert) Burns of Washington State; her sisters-in-law: Marilyn Carpenter of Coon Rapids, Bernice Williams of Carroll, and Alvina Leiting of Westside; and her brother-in-law: Ronald (Shirley) Leiting of Carroll, as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives. Marie was preceded in death by her husband Denis on July 13, 2014; her daughter, Linda; her parents; her siblings: Gary Carpenter, and Virginia (Ray) Berger; her sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law: Harold Leiting, Alvin Leiting, Vincent Leiting, Loren Leiting, Lucille (Walter) Riesselman, Delores Leiting, Barb Leiting, Virgil Williams, and Esther Leiting.
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