Leona was born in Madison and married Joseph in 1969. She has two children and four grandchildren. She began working at St. Patrick as a secretary in 1991. She is the "first person" people meet when they come to the parish office. Her radiant smile and warmth welcome people who come to the parish office for various reasons. She processes sacramental paperwork, provides copies of sacramental records, and provides professional secretarial service for the parish office. Leona works Monday and Tuesday at the parish but enjoys camping, visiting friends among the Amish community, and quality time with her family on her off days.