Jane Leidenfrost


Jane Everts (Meyer) Leidenfrost passed peacefully into the loving arms of the Lord Jesus Christ on December 6, 2016 in Moscow, Idaho.

Jane was born in Gooding, Idaho on December 5, 1923. She graduated in 1941 from Gooding High School and from the University of Idaho with a B.Sc. in Botany in 1946. She taught high school biology for two years from 1946-48. She attended Northwest Christian College from 1948-50 earning a degree in Religious Education. In 1954 she volunteered for overseas missionary service in the Congo. In 1954-55 she trained at the Hartford Kennedy School of Missions and met Theodore E. Leidenfrost.

Jane married Ted in July of 1955. From 1956-1989 she served alongside her husband in Liberia, West Africa raising their three sons and serving the Kpelle people through literacy, Bible Translation and Christian education.

Jane is survived by her sister Betty Stutznegger of Astoria, OR, her three sons and their wives – Csaba and Lisa Leidenfrost, Gabor and Nancy Leidenfrost, Huba and Jeni Leidenfrost, 9 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and 8 nieces and nephews.

A memorial celebration will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Moscow, ID.

4 Responses to Jane Leidenfrost

  1. Amy Fenley says:

    Dear Leidenfrost family,

    So sorry to hear about Jane. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love, Jim and Amy (Oleson) Fenley

  2. Shirley Engerbretson says:

    My heartfelt condolences to Jane’s family in their loss. Jane was one of the most grace-filled women I have ever known. She will be missed.

  3. Doug and Diana Pals says:

    Dear Csaba, Gabi, Huba and families,
    We want to thank you for sharing your Mom (& Dad) with us all the wonderful years after they moved to Moscow. It was a privilege to know them both and to share their joys and passions. We got to hear stories about you”kids” and witness the lovely personality that made your mom so dear! We send our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Emmanual Lutheran was a richer community of believers because of the Leidenfrosts. In a few words they could remind all of us about how rich we are as a church community and what a responsibility we have in missions. We cherish their memory! Warmly, Doug and Diana Pals

  4. Mrs. Williams says:

    The death of Mrs. Jane Leidenfrost is the most devastating experiences a family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are those who care and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that “God is near to those that are broken at heart. Jehovah is the God of all comfort. My prayers are with you and your family.

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