Mariana Eske of Watertown, Wisconsin went to her eternal home in heaven on Sunday, August 23, 2020.
Mariana was born on February 13, 1951 in Weslaco, Texas to Eleuterio and Guadalupe (Gonzalez) Leija. Her family then included a sister Nancy and a brother Gil, and several years’ later two stepbrothers and a stepsister. The family moved to Wisconsin in 1961.
Mariana attended Lake Mills High School and was later employed with Bethesda Lutheran Communities in Watertown where she truly enjoyed working for over 30 years. Mariana made many special relationships with the people she assisted and her co-workers over the years.
Mariana leaves behind 3 children who she was proud of and loved very much; Priscilla Weihert, Katie Eske, and Ryan Leija. Mariana was also “Granny Goodwitch” to her grandchildren Gabrielle Weihert, Alex Weihert, Brendan Timm, and Eleuterio and Egypt Leija. Mariana also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.
Mariana enjoyed spending time with her family, scrapbooking, reading, doing crossword puzzles, and listening to music (when she could hear it).
Mariana had a sense of humor and a heart that was very true and honest; if she liked you, you knew it, and if you were on her @!*? list you knew that too! She is missed by her family, and at the same time they rejoice in knowing that where she is now, she is healthy and happy.
Family and friends are welcome to attend a memorial service for Mariana at 11:00am on Friday, August 28, 2020 at the Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home in Watertown. Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 10:00am until the time of service.
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