Leveroos Mary Leveroos. Born December 13, 1907, died June 10, 2003 after a wonderful life of 95 years. In a life characterized by grace, style, caring and love for her family and friends, Mary served as a role model for all. Mary lived her first 86 years in Superior, Wisconsin, graduating from Superior Normal College, which later became the University of Wisconsin at Superior. In 1938, she married Henry Leveroos, an attorney who served as a County Judge prior to his death in 1985. Mary's kind, gentle nature touched all whom she knew. After serving as a kindergarten teacher for a short period of time, Mary devoted her life to caring for her family. When her grandchildren were born, she established an extremely close relationship with them, visiting their home as often as possible. Her relationship with her granddaughter, Elizabeth Hoven, was so intense that Elizabeth changed her name to Elizabeth Ryan Leveroos, taking her grandmother's maiden name, as well as her married name. When Mary moved to Minneapolis, she immediately made wonderful new friends at the Kenwood, her place of residence. As she gradually needed more assistance in her daily living, she received wonderful care at the Kenwood and finally at Stevens Square Nursing Home. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; six siblings; her husband, Henry; and her granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Hoven. Survivors include her son, Thomas of St. Paul; daughter, Patricia Hoven of Minneapolis; grandchildren, John and Beth Severy-Hoven and Elizabeth Ryan Leveroos; and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, June 13 at 2:30 PM at the St. Joseph Chapel at the Basilica of St. Mary, 88 N. 17th St. at Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, with visiting one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Sister Kenny Foundation, the Courage Center or Stevens Square Nursing Home. Cremation Society of MN Mpls 612-825-2435

Published on June 12, 2003

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