Obituary for Sara Leidig – (2021) – Tucson, AZ

LEIDIG, Sara Mae

85, of Merritt Island, Florida, passed away on Saturday evening, January 9, 2021 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Sara was born on May 20, 1935 in Armstrong Mills, Ohio, to Walter and Besta Gordon, and was the younger sister of four brothers. Sara enjoyed growing up on her parents’ farm and graduated from Medina High School in 1953.

Sara lived a life of hard work and adventure, including raising her children, earning a pilot’s license, and flying the family planes for vacations in Houghton Lake Michigan and Mexico. Sara was also an avid bowler and hiker who loved exploring unknown parts as well as her beloved Sabino Canyon.

On May 26, 1956, she was married to Frederick “Fred” Leidig. They raised three children in a house they had built near Leidig Farm in Medina County, Ohio. Sara enthusiastically supported Fred’s hobby of aerobatic flying and they eventually moved to Tucson, Arizona, where the bright skies offered year-round flying. Sara was a dedicated woman, a loving mother and grandmother. Sara was led to her death by her 46-year-old husband, Fred Leidig; her parents and four brothers, Richard, Bill, Paul and Russ Gordon.

Sara is survived by her daughter Sandra (Ron) Heist; Sons, Robert (Cari) and Steven Leidig; five grandchildren, Barry, Emily, Jesse, Rosie, and Jasmine; two great-grandchildren, Tessa and Elisabeth.

Published by Arizona Daily Star on February 28, 2021.

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