Leona (Johnas) Fainter, 73, Merrill, passed away at her home under Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice on March 2, 2016. She was born on February 28, 1943 to Otto and Elsie Anne (Prisuda) Becker.
She is survived by her mother Elsie Ann Becker; two daughters Brenda Johnas, Merrill, and Teri (Chris) Schipper, Ankeny, IA; her son Rudy Johnas, Merrill; her lifelong friend James Johnas, Medford; daughter in law Julie Johnas, Merrill; one sister Georgia (Len) Symoniak, Rib Lake; eleven grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her father Otto Becker, her husband Paul Fainter and her son Jimmy Johnas.
Leona was a loving woman who was loved by so many. She was known among her family and friends to be a very kind, compassionate, and forgiving woman. She was a devoted Jehovah’s Witness and enjoyed spending her time spreading God’s word.
Leona lived a very wonderful life. She was fortunate to have 4 children with her first husband and was later blessed with 11 beautiful grandchildren. In more recent years, she was proud to be promoted as a great grandmother. She most enjoyed her time with family and friends. Even during her last few days, she cherished her time with loved ones. She was known to be the first call for anybody when guidance and directions were needed for both cooking and navigation. She loved to spend her free time watching sports. Fall to her was for the Badgers and Packers.
Throughout her life, Leona was anything from a shoe maker to a vacuum sales woman. She most treasured her years as an owner/operator truck driver where she met her second husband. Leona traveled the country with him for many years and gained an abundance of knowledge from all she saw and did.
At this time there will be no funeral services. Mid-Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting the family at this time. Online condolences can be made at www.HonorOne.com