of Fond du Lac entered the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on
April 26, 2019 after a long battle with dementia.
LeAnn was born
to Nels C. and Edna (Pommer) Jensen in Chicago, IL on May 24, 1938. She was
reared in Waupaca, WI, and graduated from Waupaca High School in 1956. She
graduated from the Milwaukee School of Nursing in 1959. She began her nursing
career at Milwaukee County Hospital, then hospitals in Detroit and Eau Claire,
and later worked many years as an RN at a nursing homes in Waupaca and Manawa,
attending nursing school in Milwaukee, LeAnn was invited by friends to attend
Nurse’s Christian Fellowship – a Bible study taught by a Mrs. Thielke. During
those Bible study opportunities LeAnn repented of her sin and received Jesus as
her Savior. She was later baptized as a testimony of her faith in Jesus.
Thomas Olaf Murray on August 6, 1960 at Trinity
Lutheran Church in Waupaca, WI. They
lived for a short time in Detroit where Tom
was an Industrial Arts teacher before Tom
returned to UW Stout to obtain his Master’s
Degree. For many years Tom taught
Industrial Arts in Weyauwega, WI. In 1984 they moved to Des Moines, IA to begin
Printing Press. During their years in Weyauwega, they had begun a ministry to
missionaries and churches called Bible Press
ministry continued alongside a busy print shop.
During their years of running the
business in Iowa, LeAnn worked as proof reader, accountant, purchasing agent,
labeling, mail room, deliveries, and family manager. At the same time,
children, grandchildren, or in-laws were often living in an apartment next door
and demanded her attention.
LeAnn have three children: John (Lynna) Murray, Linda (Daniel) Leeds,
and Beth (David) Harsh. LeAnn is survived by Tom, her children, their spouses, and 12
grandchildren – Andrew Murray, Amy Murray, Nathan Murray, Jeremy (Macey) Murray,
Ezekiel (Hannah) Leeds, Sarah Leeds, Elizabeth (Tony) Braker, Charles
(Brittany) Leeds, Nicholas Harsh, Jacob Harsh, Christopher Harsh, Mason Harsh,
and 9 great-grandchildren.
Tom and LeAnn’s
home life was dominated by their faithful participation in Baptist
churches including Faith Baptist Church of New London, WI when they were
rearing their children and for the last 20 years Trinity Baptist Church of Fond du Lac. They served as Sunday
School teachers, Awana leaders, and board members. LeAnn spent vacation weeks
as a nurse in Christian camps.
LeAnn had a
gift of mercy. Their home was often where missionary families would come to eat
or stay. She always had a ready ear and a sympathetic heart. LeAnn loved gospel
music and often would listen to WRVM or CDs of her favorite groups. She was
quick with a smile and always ready to spar with her wits.
would like to thank Agnesian Adult Day Services and Liberty House for their
loving care of LeAnn.
A Memorial Service and celebration of LeAnn’s life will be held at 11:00
a.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Trinity Baptist Church in Fond du Lac, WI.
LeAnn’s son (Pastor John Murray) and son-in- law (Pastor Dan Leeds) will
oﬃciate. A dinner provided by the church will follow the service.
requests that those wishing to give memorials in LeAnn’s name designate them to
Youth Mission Trips at Trinity Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1453, Fond du Lac, WI
Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family, www.kurkimachfuneralchapel.com. 920-921-4420