Caroline Leinberger Mierzwinski

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Caroline Pauline Ella

  • Visitation
      • Friday, January 28th, 2022 from 2pm – 3pm at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOMES, 6615 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI.
  • Funeral Service
      • Friday, January 28th, 2022 at 3pm at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOMES, 6615 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI.


Click here to view the service held for Caroline Leinberger Mierzwinski on Friday, January 28, 2022.


Caroline Leinberger  Mierzwinski (nee Wehausen)

Passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at age 99 years, 10 months, 19 days.

Preceded in death by her parents, her siblings Eugene, Edgar, and Bessie, her first husband Lawrence Leinberger, her second husband Leo Mierzwinski, her youngest son Larry Leinberger and his wife Silvia (Ladd), her daughter-in-law Margaret Leinberger (Sneesby), and two stepchildren Thomas and Kathleen.

Lovingly mourned by her daughter and primary caregiver Eileen Leinberger, her son Richard (Rose) Leinberger, her sister Elaine Follmann, her brother-in-law Harold Kinas, her stepson Leo Mierzwinski Jr. (Darlene), her 4 grandchildren Larry (Kristen) Leinberger, Kristin (George) Anagnostopoulos, Jeremy (Sarah) Leinberger and Andrea (Saif) Jabari, and her 8 great grandchildren Margaret, Theo, Evan and Richie  Anagnostopoulos, Adam and Layla Jabari, and Evelyn and Grace Leinberger, as well as many other in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

Caroline had three passions, her faith, her family, and all things artistic.  Through all the highs and lows in her life, her faith was what sustained her, and she openly shared that with all who knew her.  She was a wonderful wife and mother, and a phenom at the sewing machine.  She was a professional seamstress for several decades and there is no doubt there are hundreds of women in this city whose wedding dresses were made perfect by her hand.  She could do it all, painting, ceramics, needlework, quilting and crafts of any kind.

In her later years, Caroline struggled with dementia, but even in her moments of confusion, she kept her faith.  We are grateful to the many support teams that helped us with her care.  Pre-Covid, the team  at Clement Manor Adult Day center, and then later, Synergy home companion services, as well as the team with Seasons Home Hospice.  All you caregivers, you know who you are, and we thank you.

We will miss her smile.  There always seemed to be that little twinkle in her eye, hinting at the spunk beneath her quiet demeanor.  We are heartbroken to have lost her but are comforted in the knowledge she is with the Lord she revered so much.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 28, 2022 from 2PM-3PM with a Service at 3PM at Heritage Funeral Homes (6615 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI. 53219).  Private Interment at Arlington Park Cemetery.

Caroline was a lifelong, faithful member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church appreciated.

One Comment

  1. John Kinas January 26, 2022 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Rest in peace, Aunt Caroline.

    I will remember the love of family that was so much part of my godmother’s life. As a child, I always looked forward our visits to the bustling Leinberger home. I grew to admire Aunt Caroline’s fortitude in the face of great personal loss, drawing on her deep and abiding faith.

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