Jane Leishner

September 9, 1941January 10, 2021

Jane Carlson Leishner, 79, died January 10, 2020 in Wichita Falls. A memorial service will be held in the future.

Jane was born September 9, 1941 in Dallas, Texas, to Virgil and Katherine Carlson. She moved with her family to Wichita Falls in 1950. She attended the Academy of Mary Immaculate and graduated from Wichita Falls High School and Midwestern State University. She married Stan Leishner on August 3, 1963

Jane retired from Midwestern State University in 2003 after serving 20 years on the Student Affairs staff as Director of Career Services, Director of Clark Student Center, Dean of Students and Associate Vice President of Student Affairs. Prior to her career at MSU, she was on the staff of the Wichita County Probation Department and the National School Transportation Association in Washington, D.C. She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Lt. Col. Stanley Leishner, USA, ret.; son Glenn Leishner and wife Kim of Houston; daughter Katherine Leishner of Wichita Falls; son Mark Leishner of Garland, Texas; grandchildren Sarah, Thomas and Matthew Leishner of Houston; sisters Betty Bowles of Wichita Falls, Carol Gunn and husband Robert of Wichita Falls, and Joyce Gill and husband Pete of Wichita Falls; brothers Harry Carlson and wife Diana of Lucas, Texas, Richard Carlson of Richardson, Texas, and Don Carlson and wife Cindy of Wichita Falls.

For those desiring, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Jane Carlson Leishner Scholarship Fund at Midwestern State University (University Development), 3410 Taft Boulevard, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308. (See also “Give to MSU” on


  • Private Graveside

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021


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Christy Miller

January 14, 2021

My husband and I knew Jane and Stan when our boys played football together at WFHS --Jared and Mark later became roommates at Texas Tech. Jane was such a lovely person supporting her boys in everything they endeavored to do! They both supported and participated in the booster club activities. I know she will be missed. My prayers go out to all of her family.