of Chelsea, Michigan, age 102, died Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born June 29, 1918 in Dexter Township, the daughter of Gustav & Mary (Schneider) Leuneberg. Laura graduated from Dexter High School in 1936, and Cleary College. She worked as a bookkeeper at Harper Electric until her retirement in 1980. Laura was active with the First United Methodist Church in Ann Arbor. During their retirement, Laura and her husband Herb loved to travel in their motorhome. It was very important to both of them to help other people.
 
On Aug. 9, 1941, she married Herbert “Herb” Howard Harper  in Ann Arbor, and he preceded her in death on December 7, 2015. Survivors include a son, Richard (Karen Luse) Harper of Portland, Maine; a daughter, Mary (Philip) Borkowski of Ann Arbor; 2 grandchildren, Laura H. (Lauren Mier) Harper, Helen (Brian) Ayotte; 2 great-grandchildren, Evelyn & Florence Ayotte; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by all six of her siblings.
 
Memorial services will be held at a later time.  Burial will be with Herb at Washtenong Memorial Gardens in Ann Arbor.  Memorial contributions may be made to UMRC Foundation, 805 W. Middle St, Chelsea, MI  48118, Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Road, Ann Arbor, MI  48103 or the charity of your choice.   Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea.

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#3 Judy Leneberg Hunter 2020-11-06 19:08
Aunt Laura will always be in my memories. Her twin brother, my father died when I was six so as his twin I always felt a special connection with her. It was Aunt Laura who helped to maintain my connection with the Leuneberg family. I can remember the Christmas parties she continued as was my grandfather's tradition. We visited Aunt Laura and Uncle Herb while we were in Michigan and they stopped to see us here in Arizona while they were traveling in their motor home. She and Uncle Herb will always be in my special memory. She is missed.
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#2 Steve and Kathy lene 2020-11-05 18:07
I just want to say that she will be missed greatly by all that knew her she was my husband's aunt but her and Uncle herb or some of the best people that I've ever met we were fortunate enough that on their travels they came to Arizona every year for several years to visit with us they got to know our two sons and then later they got to know three of our grandkids from one of our sons their trip to Arizona was something that we looked forward to every year she was just such a sweet sweet lady and I feel fortunate that I could call her Aunt Laura
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#1 Steve and Kathy lene 2020-11-05 18:02
I can't say enough good things about Aunt Lara , my husband's aunt. Her and uncle Herb would come see us every year here in Az. On there motor home travels. It was something we looked forward to. I was glad our 2 sons got to know them both. They even got to meet 3 of our grandchildren on there visits. She was so sweet, and loving . She will be missed
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