Leoba M. Mengwasser, age 79 of Rich Fountain, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at Westphalia Hills Retirement Home.
Leoba was born September 7, 1933, in Linn, a daughter to the late Leo and Clara (Otto) Berhorst.
Leoba attended school at St. George in Linn.
On June 12, 1954, Leoba was united in marriage to Clem Mengwasser in Linn. He survives at their home in Rich Fountain.
Leoba was a homemaker and a lifelong area resident. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rich Fountain and St. Ann's Sodality.
She enjoyed fishing, gardening, flowers, helping on the farm and spending time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband of 58 years, Leoba is survived by: four sons, Daniel Mengwasser and his wife Sandra of Westphalia, Fred Mengwasser and his wife Diana of Loose Creek, Randy Mengwasser and his wife Theresa of Holts Summit, and Kevin Mengwasser and his wife Tommie of Jefferson City; one daughter, Margie Schaefer and her husband Russ of Taos; four brothers, Robert Berhorst and his wife Judy of Lohman, John Berhorst of Linn, Richard Berhorst and his wife Julie of Cooper Hill, and Ronnie Berhorst and his wife Brenda of Holts Summit; four sisters, Mary Ann Mulpas and her husband Chuck of Buckner, IL., Betty Gentges and her husband Steve of Linn, Pat Knapheide of St. Martins, and her twin sister, Leona Mengwasser of Taos; eight grandchildren, Thomas (Alecia) Mengwasser, Christy (John) Mitchell, Justin (fiancAC.e Tara Wilson), Heather, Derek, Alex, Zachary and Andrew Mengwasser; five great grandchildren, Victoria, Isaac, Savannah, Emmaly and Benjamin; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: one brother, Jim Berhorst; two brother-in-laws, Alfred Mengwasser and Kenny Knapheide; and two sister-in-laws, Georgie Berhorst and Helen Berhorst.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rich Fountain.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rich Fountain with Fr. Philip Niekamp as the celebrant. Interment will follow at the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Sacred Heart Church.