Leba, Rosalie, age 89 a resident of Main Street Lodge/Catholic Eldercare, passed away peacefully, on May 15, 2020 from complications of Parkinson's disease. Rosalie was born in Tacoma, Washington on October 6, 1930 to Richard and Corinne Meany. She was the fourth of five children. Rosalie grew up in a tight-knit family surrounded by love and loyalty in the midst of struggles caused by the Great Depression of the 1930's. She was athletic and competitive, especially playing softball. As an adult, her hobbies included reading, writing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. At a young age, Rosalie entered the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Penance and Charity. After her training as a Franciscan Nun she became a high school teacher. In 1974, she decided to change her life's direction. She left the Order, gracefully, in fact remaining an Associate for the rest of her life. Rosalie decided to make her home in Minneapolis in order to connect with her sister Catherine Bichsel, husband Jack, and their family. She met Peter Leba and they were married in 1989 and enjoyed a very happy life together until his passing in 2013. Rosalie is survived by her brother Bill (Helen), stepchildren Paul, Sharon and Dan Leba, and numerous nieces, nephews and their children. Predeceased by her parents, Corinne and Richard Meany, brother Father Neill Meany S.J., Sisters Catherine Bichsel and Joan Sullivan, nephew Mark Sullivan and niece, Pat Haniford.
A drive-in parking lot funeral service (Covid19) is scheduled for June 13, 2020 at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125. Visitation at 10:15 a.m. With service following at 11:00 a.m. Private burial following service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson's Foundation at parkinson.org.
Sunset Funeral Home 612-789-3596 www.SunsetFuneralService.com
- Parkinson's Foundation
Drive In service in parking lot of funeral home
Saturday, June 13, 2020
June 13, 2020
I work at Catholic Elder Care Main Street Lodge where Rosalie lived she always showed me her jokes so we could have a good laugh and she was always a bubbly person if she was having a bad day she will tell you. I appreciated her tremendously. One day she lost her purse at Rosedale. And I called there for her told them who I was to her, so they let me come and get her purse after I got off from work and brought the purse right back to her and ask her to make sure she had everything in there just in case something was stolen. She was so thankful for me doing that for her. I will definitely miss her until I see her in heaven. 🙏Amen.
June 12, 2020
Aunt Rosalie was a beautiful woman. In 2002 I was faced with the death of my oldest daughter Jolene. My mother (Joan) had died a couple of years earlier, And although I had didn’t talk to Aunt Rosalie Often at all, I was compelled to call her to feel close to someone in my family. She was so comforting and loving. She told me the story about when I was a little girl, and we were all in a van ( my whole family)and she was out visiting us. Suddenly the van caught on fire in the engine and everybody was clamoring to get out. I guess I turned to her and said” Oh Aunt Rosalie, let’s pray”. She turned me and said” let’s get our of the van first and then we’ll pray”. She saw me as always being spiritual, I saw her as always being practical. She was one of the most humorous and loving people I knew. I wish I could’ve been with her more throughout the years, cheers Aunt Rosalie. Happy trails, I will see you again.
June 4, 2020
I met Rosalie and Peter at Eldercare. My husband was there also. She was the most loving and caring person. My prayers go out to all of you.