Leona Riley


Leona Riley was born on Dec. 9, 1928, and passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the age of 90.  

She attended Immaculate Conception Grade School in Saukville and graduated from Port Washington High School with the Class of 1946.  

On May 22, 1951, Leona was united in marriage with William Riley in Saukville.

They lived in Port Washington before moving to Fredonia in 1962 and then to Sheboygan after retirement.  

She was a member of the National Catholic Society of Foresters Court #789-Saukville and the St. Anne’s Society.  

She enjoyed crocheting, reading, traveling, family gatherings, her card club and above all she loved being with her family.

Leona is survived by her children Mary (Mike) Torke of Columbia, S.C., Richard (Kris) Riley of Cedar Grove, James (Nan) Riley of Port Washington, Thomas Riley of Sheboygan, Robert Riley of Sun Prairie and Diane (Mike) Cofta of Random Lake; 14 grandchildren; 15.5 great-grandchildren; and siblings Albin (Violet) VandeBoom of Saukville and Lawrence VandeBoom of Zebulon, Ga.

She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  

She was preceded in death by her husband William, parents Leo and Agatha VandeBoom, brother Myron and sister-in-law Sarah.

A visitation and Mass for Leona were held at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Sheboygan.  

A private family entombment was held at Holy Cross Cemetery.  

A memorial fund in Leona’s name has been established.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Pine Haven Christian Communities and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for their care of Leona.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com.



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