Leah J. King

Visitation

1:00pm - 2:30pm
11/06/2022
Arkansaw Community Center
N6223 County Road N
Arkansaw WI, 54721

Celebration of Life Service

2:30pm - 3:30pm
11/06/2022
Arkansaw Community Center
N6223 County Road N
Arkansaw WI, 54721

Gathering of Family & Friends with Refreshments

03:30pm - 05:00pm
11/06/2022
Arkansaw Community Center
N6223 County Road N
Arkansaw WI, 54721

Leah J. King, age 64, of Plum City, WI, passed away suddenly on October 11, 2022 at United Hospital in St. Paul, MN. She was surrounded by the unwavering love of her immediate family.

Leah was born on September 9, 1958 in Wabasha, MN. It was at a dance hall that she met Duane King, and walking off the floor together, hand in hand, she admired his hard-working calloused farm hands. After six months, the aspiring farmer proposed – but Leah wasn’t quite sure. However, a month later Leah asked Duane if his offer was still good (of course it was) and together they picked out their wedding rings. Their union was blessed with three wonderful daughters.

Leah worked a variety of jobs throughout her life. With her degree from Winona Tech, she spent a total of 21 years at West Publishing (now Thompson Reuters) as an administrative professional and working her way into management. After retirement, she began working part time at McDonalds, where she enjoyed seeing her regulars through the drive-thru and becoming close friends with her coworkers. However, the job that she took the most joy and pride of was working side by side with her husband on their family farm.

Leah was a woman of many interests and passions. If there was a garage sale, Leah was sure to be at it finding a deal, coming home to show off her 25-cent treasures. She was an avid crafter, gifting many of her beautiful crochet kitchen towels and doll clothes, plastic canvas crafts, and coasters to others. Halloween was Leah’s favorite holiday. She always loved decorating the house and especially loved scaring and pranking others!

Her hard work and dedication spilled over from the farm to her gardens. She tended to both flowers and vegetables, frequently sharing her garden’s bounties of pumpkins, squash, potatoes, tomatoes, and sweet corn. Leah was also an animal lover, not only for their family’s numerous pets over the years and many cows and steers, but also for the hummingbirds, orioles, and cardinals that visited her feeders daily.

Above everything, family was her biggest love. She cared so deeply for those within her circle, and enjoyed spending time together whenever she could. Her favorite game was spoons which she taught to her children and all the nieces and nephews – this game often escalated to a full contact sport! Leah loved making hand made buns and and bringing ham to any family gathering. Carmel corn, party mix, rhubarb crisp, were also some of her specialties. Above all, she loved to spoil her kids and grandkids with gifts and love.

Her and Duane were inseparable; true best friends. Finishing each other’s sentences often, it was like they could read each other’s minds. After a recent health scare, they decided to live life to the fullest together, spending every moment they could riding their 4-wheelers. This last summer, they had the time of their lives, and Leah was there documenting and sharing it with others every step of the way. Her caring, optimistic, generous, and loving spirit will be deeply missed by all who loved her.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Duane; children: Morgan (Caleb) Felton, Alyssa (Brandon) Simmons, and Sara (Chad) Hanson; and 2 grandchildren: Levi & Grace Felton.

A Celebration to honor and remember Leah’s life will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at the Arkansaw Community Center; N6223 County Road N; Arkansaw, Wisconsin  A Visitation will be from 1:00pm-2:30pm, followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 2:30pm. Then there will be a Gathering of Family and Friends with refreshments from 3:30pm – 5:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children or to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital.

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