Mrs. Emma Lesser of Longmont passed away on March 8, 2020 at the age of 100 years old.
Emma was born on June 28, 1919 in Loveland to Jacob and Amelia Maul. Emma was the third of 10 children born to Amelia. She married John Lesser on August 19, 1936 in Loveland. They had three children together: John Frederick, Norma Jean and Kathleen Ann. They initially made their home in Loveland but moved around the area, eventually settling in Longmont. She remained in Longmont most of her life except for a few years living in Windsor after her husband John passed away. Emma was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses on November 27, 1953.
Emma was a very hard worker. Besides being a homemaker and mother, she helped her husband with farming early in their marriage and then later held various jobs to help support the family. Being a country girl at heart, she loved animals, gardening, canning food, especially food from her garden. Crocheting afghans and doilies were some of her hobbies that sprung from necessity but that she loved and continued as long as she was able. She had a special spot in her heart for dogs and butterflies, both of which figured heavily the decorating of her home. She also exhibited her work ethic in teaching others about the bible for many decades until she was physically unable to carry on.
Emma was preceded in death by her father Jacob, mother Amelia, all of her siblings except her sister Betty, husband John, son John, daughter Kathleen Peterson and grandsons Bill Neuhaus and Timothy Peterson. She is survived by her daughter Norma Neuhaus; grandchildren Glenda, Sheryl, Debbie, Alan, Steve, Janice, Laurie and David; and great grandchildren Donny, Zachery, Jeanette, Rochelle, Christian, Nathan, Lindsay, Timothy, Thomas, Ryan, Hanna, Aubrie, Neil, Trevor and Dawson as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be scheduled when circumstances allow.
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