Leistner, Marianne P., Carrollton Township, Michigan

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014 at the Cartwright Hospice Residence. Age 85 years. The daughter of the late Valentin and Elise Charlotte (Manske) Hett, Marianne was born on April 22, 1929 in Bad Homburg, Germany. She married Harold Leistner, her loving husband of 59 years, on April 2, 1955 in Germany. He survives her. She enjoyed baking and spending time with her grandchildren. Marianne was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Surviving besides her husband Harold are a daughter and a son, Shirley (Dick) Gilmour, Fife Lake; Scott Leistner, Graniteville, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Kyle, Katie, Joey and Ryan; five-great grandchildren; a step-brother, Ernst Hett; several nieces and nephews. Marianne was preceded in death by five siblings. Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Rev. Daniel Garbow will officiate with entombment in Oakwood Mausoleum. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Cartwright Hospice Residence or St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. www.snowfuneralhome.net