Mary Lesniak, beloved wife of Caesar, passed away on March 23, 2014 at her home in North Liberty. Memorial visitation was March 29, with a short service immediately following at the Grove Memorial Chapel in Elk Grove Village, Ill. Mary is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Caesar, her sister Leona Milbourn of Arkansas, her children Linda (Chuck) Wortman, Peggy Ashby, Marsha Zuckert and Mark (Jen) Lesniak. She was a cherished grandmother of 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, in addition to many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Neta McCully, her brothers Al, Dick and Don and a sister Dorothy. Mary devoted her entire life to the care and well being of her family. There was nothing more important to her than the happiness of those she loved. She always put the needs of others in front of her own. Her great-grandson said it best when he told her, “you are the person that taught me how to love and that love carries throughout the family.” The youngest member of the family, one of her great-granddaughters, said, “you are not just my great-grandma, you are a great grandma.”
She will be greatly missed and always loved by her family and friends. Please make donations to The Iowa City Hospice in appreciation for their excellent care and support to Mary and her family.