Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute.

Mary Marie Leyrer, age 90, of rural Stanton, passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at Masonic Pathways in Alma. The daughter of Daniel & Fannie (Benson) Paulino, she was born on July 7, 1919 in Alma.

A graduate of St. Marys High School, she married Robert J. Leyrer on Sept. 28, 1940 in Lansing. Together, they raised seven children and were blessed with 63 years of marriage. Mary had been a member of Resurrection Parish in Lansing and St. Bernadette of Lourdes in Stanton, as well as the ladies auxiliary of the Lester J. Sitts V.F.W. Post 5065 in Sheridan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Leyrer on Oct. 23, 2003; her parents; a sister, Viola Smith; and three brothers, Leo, Daniel, and Rex Paulino.

Surviving are her children, Robert Leyrer of Reed City, Judy (Michael) Florian, Mary Jo (Phillip) Kyser, all of Shepherd, James (Vicky) Leyrer, Raymond (Louise) Leyrer, all of Stanton, Joseph (Ruth) Leyrer of Lansing, and Michael (Cindy) Leyrer of Dewitt; a brother, Eugene (Marion) Paulino of Mecosta; a brother-in-law, William Smith of Owosso; 24 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m.

The Rev. Father Fred Brucker will preside and burial will take place privately in Sidney Township Cemetery. Envelopes for memorial contributions to the VFW Post 5065 Ladies Auxiliary will be available at the funeral home.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Marys online guest book, or for more information, please visit:


Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute.

1 Condolence

  1. Anonymous on May 11, 2010 at 12:00 am


    05/18/2010 –

    Kit Hansen

    I am so sorry for all of you for the loss of your mother and grandmother. Just because we can have them with us a long time doesn’t make it any easier to let go. Wishing you moments to cherish your memories. Kit

    05/17/2010 –

    Beth Giulianelli

    Janis just sent me the obituary for your mother, and I’m so sorry. I have many fond memories of her and always enjoyed stopping by to see her at the lake.

    05/14/2010 –

    Terry and Maggie Foote

    We are so sorry for your loss.

    05/14/2010 –

    Priscilla Reterstorf

    Jim and Vicki, I was sorry to read about your mother my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time, may god bless all of you. Love Perk

    05/14/2010 –

    Helene Montgomery

    Grandma Mary must have been very special to be so well loved. My sincerest sympathies to all of her family and friends who, I’m sure, will miss her very much, especially my friend, and her grandaughter, Dorothy.

    05/14/2010 –

    Brian & Cricket Biewer & family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    05/14/2010 –

    Dorothy Marie Leyrer

    Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain…on the other side of darkness.
    Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.
    I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.
    Do not weep for me, for I am cradled in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.
    Do not weep for me, for I am within you; I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.
    Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me… with a smile and a sigh.

    05/13/2010 –

    Gregg & Cathy Braun

    I always loved Aunt Mary, nothing can change that. Psalm 66-67
    To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord! John 3:16

    05/13/2010 –

    pete jarrad

    May all the memories be a comfort in these times. You b in my thoughts.

    05/13/2010 –

    Ray & Janet

    To the Leyrer:
    We will remember your parents always. Although we had not seen them in years we have fond memories. The loss of not taking time to visit them is ours.
    We send our sympathy to all the Leyrer family members as we think of your lovely mother and your father that passed a few years ago.
    God Bless All of You.
    Ray and Janet

    05/13/2010 –

    Lynne Hughes

    My heartfelt sympathies go out to all of you. Mary was a wonderful mother who had a heart of gold. I will hold dear to my heart all of the beautiful memories I have of her. in sympathy and love, Lynne

    05/12/2010 –

    Bonnie Armbrustmacher

    Dear Bob, Sorry for your loss. I will keep you and the entire family in my prayers. Take Care, Bonnie

    05/12/2010 –

    Becky Fedewa Hayes

    Hi Bob, So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She lived a good long life. I will reember you and your brothers and sisters in my prayers. God bless all of you. Becky

    05/12/2010 –

    Steve and Marilyn Chapin

    Ray and family Sorry to hear about your moms’ passing. She was a very nice lady. So enjoyed being with her and your dad when Sheryl and Ron were at the lake. Been a few years. Thinking of you all. Steve and Marilyn Chapin

    05/12/2010 –

    Nancy Szedlak ODonnell

    We were sorry to hear that Mary had passed away. JoAnn & I were remembering our time living on Perkins St and were talking about the fun we had on Allen Street. Our thought and prayers are with all of you.

    05/12/2010 –

    Pat and Kathy Waldie

    We are so sorry for your loss. The good news is she will be back with her husband. We will keep you in our prayers.

    05/12/2010 –

    Richard Chubb

    Jim and Vicky,
    Sorry to read about your loss. Our thoughts are with you both during your time of loss.
    Richard and Terry

    05/12/2010 –

    Ruth Brotz Brower

    Sorry to read that your mother died. Would love to hear from you.

    05/12/2010 –

    Rick Ballentine

    My thoughts are with you and your family during this time of loss.

    05/12/2010 –


    I will miss my dear grandma, we love you.

    05/11/2010 –

    Marie Franklin, Samuel Leyrer, and Sarah Leyrer

    Marie remembers her smiles and laughter when it came to the children. Sam remembers painting windowsills for her and Sarah remembers Great Grandma teaching her how to sew. We Love her dearly and will miss her greatly. Rest in peace Great Grandma.

    05/11/2010 –

    Julie Butterwick (Leyrer)

    My grandmother and great-grandmother to my children, will be missed greatly but never forgotten. And her handmade crocheted blankets will be cherished forever.

    Diane Evans Bishop


    I would like to send my condolence to the Leyrer family. In reading the obituary it is obvious that Mary lived a long life, the Bible speaks of individuals like Mary as having “special mightiness” (Psalms. 90:10) In times like this I reflect on the God’s promise in John 5;28,29 of a resurrection of our dead loved ones. I hope this note brings you comfort at this time.

    | |

Leave a Condolence