BREMEN — Norma Leismer, 90, Kouts, formerly of Leesburg, passed away Feb. 13, 2017, at home. 
She was born March 30, 1926, in Waterville, Ohio, the daughter of Clarence and Letta Studer Brown.
She graduated from DeVilbiss High School in Toledo, Ohio. On April 7, 1947, she married Allen Leismer in Petosky, Mich., and they later moved to Chicago. Together they raised two sons in Hammond, where Norma worked as a clerk at Mina’s in downtown Hammond for many years. 
In 1992, she and her husband retired to Leesburg. She loved to do crafts and travel to crafts shows with her husband. She was a member of Living Gospel Church, Nappanee, and loved to spend time with her family.
She is survived by her two sons, David (spouse Joann) Leismer, Kouts, and Dan (spouse Dennise) Leismer, Milford; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; along with two sisters, Arlene Drier of Pensacola, Fla., and Joyce (spouse Harold) Brown, Zephyrhills, Fla.
She was preceded by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Diana Thomas; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Tillbury. 
In keeping with her wishes, a private family service will be held, with Pastor Dave Soliday officiating. A cremation committal will take place with Mishler Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
Memorials to Living Gospel Church in Nappanee. 
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