Nyle H. Leis, 92, of Sparta, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System, Sparta. He was born October 11, 1927, on St. Mary’s Ridge, Monroe County, WI to Arthur and Agnes (Hemmersbach) Leis. Nyle grew up on St. Mary’s Ridge and worked on the family farm when he finished school. He worked in Dubuque, Iowa and at the Cashton Creamery.
On October 15, 1951, Nyle married Marcella Weinke on St. Mary’s Ridge. They lived in Cashton until moving to the Sparta area in 1960. Nyle worked on the family farm in Big Creek, was a carpenter, and hauled milk until he retired in 1989. He enjoyed scroll sawing, fishing, gardening, and caring for his lawn.
Survivors include his children, Connie (Gordy) Bakken of Sparta, Bert (Pam) Leis of Westby, and Milton (Rose) Leis of Sparta; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Angie Leis of Viroqua, Anna Mae Antony of Bangor, Mary Jane “Jeannie” Halderson of Rockland, Delbert (Ruth) Leis of Tomah, and Emery (Betty) Leis of Tomah; sisters-in-law, Leona Leis of Sparta, Joan Antony of Onalaska, Linda Leis of Cashton, and Diane Leis of Cashton; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marcella; his son, John; two grandchildren, Eddie Wayne and Jonathon; and siblings, Ernest, Urban, Jeannette, Donald, and Mark.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Sparta. Father Eric Berns will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Monday, at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, and from 10:00 a.m., until the time of Mass, Tuesday, at the church.
The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
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