Waterloo Region Generations
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Mahlon Arthur Leis

Male 1922 - 2013  (90 years)


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  • Name Mahlon Arthur Leis 
    Born 13 Dec 1922  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1983  Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-203953 
    Died 15 Feb 2013  Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery, East Zorra Township, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I203953  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Ezra E. Leis,   b. 25 Oct 1897, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1966, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Wagler,   b. 28 Nov 1898, , Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1983, Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 25 Apr 1920 
    Family ID F45831  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marie Kathryn Zehr,   b. 16 Nov 1921, South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 2013, Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1943 
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F57138  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Dec 1922 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1983 - Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Feb 2013 - Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery, East Zorra Township, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Mahlon A. Leis

      LEIS, Mahlon A. - Mahlon Arthur Leis, 90, of Tavistock, passed away in the Maples Home for Seniors, Tavistock on Friday, February 15, 2013. He was born at Wellesley on December 13, 1922 a son of the late Ezra E. and Elizabeth (Wagler) Leis. Mahlon graduated from the Ontario Dairy College at Guelph in 1944 and following graduation was a Cheese Maker. He later owned and operated Tavistock Dairy for 25 years and then was an employee of Maple Lane Dairy. He was a faithful member of Tavistock Mennonite Church serving as Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent, Trustee, Elder and MYF Sponsor. Along with Marie and other friends he was co-founder of Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. Mahlon was a former member of the Tavistock Volunteer Fire Department where he served as Fire Chief as well as Fire Chief of the Township of East Zorra. He was a faithful member of the Tavistock Men's Club where he was Past President and had served as Chairman of the Annual Sauerkraut Supper for many years. After his retirement from Maple Lane Dairy he was a high school bus driver for 10 years. Mahlon was the husband of the former Marie Kathryn Zehr whom he married on September 15, 1943; the father of Gerald "Jerry" Leis (deceased June 28, 1990), Robert "Bob" Leis (deceased August 22, 1997), Gloria and husband Bill Wettlaufer, Elaine and husband Jim Weicker, all of Tavistock; the Canadian father to Wilmer and Janet Martin of Waterloo; grandfather of Scott and Erika Wettlaufer, Angela Wettlaufer, Jeff and Miranda Weicker, Jamie and Jenn Weicker, Julie and Michael Hawkins, Jennifer Filmore, Kelly and Joel Harbin; Canadian grandparents to Janelle Martin, Alan and Christiane Martin; great grandfather of Emily and Joshua Wettlaufer, Morgan and Blake Weicker, Benjamin and Addison Weicker, Mia and Stella Hawkins, Chloee Filmore, Tye and Chase Wagner, Matthew and Miriam Martin; brother-in-law of Ruth Leis, Geraldine Leis, LaVone Gascho, Lorraine Boldt, Shirley and Carl Zehr, Iva Smith, Edward and Jean Zehr, Ken and Karen Zehr and Carol Satchell. Besides his parents and sons, he was predeceased by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Clara Zehr; his brothers Harold Leis and Herbert Leis; "Zehr" sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Anna Mae and Oscar Leis, Leola and Omar Wagler, Harold Zehr, Donald and Donna Zehr, John Gascho, Victor Boldt and Ross Smith. Relatives and friends were received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock St. N., Tavistock on Sunday. The funeral service was held in Tavistock Mennonite Church on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Paul Adams officiated. Spring interment in East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery, 16th Line. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home by calling 519-655-2431.12275816