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Sunday Ann Waibel (Leseman), age 78, of Buffalo passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2023. She was born on December 31, 1944 in Mizpah, MN the daughter of Russell “Rusty” and Ann (Donaldson) Leseman.   After graduation she worked in the drug store in Northome, MN for a year before moving to Minneaoplis, MN where she worked for 10 years for MN Farmers Mutual Insurance Company.  She met her husband, Tom, at work and they were married on May 27, 1972.  They moved to Buffalo in 1974 when their oldest son, Aaron, was three months old.  In 1977, they were blessed with another son, Ryan.  Sunday was a stay-at-home mom until 1988 when she started working for School District 877 in food service.  She had to retire in 2000 due to her health.

She enjoyed her family very much and getting together with friends, trips to Branson, cars and Bingo.  She was a faithful member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo.

Sunday is survived by her sons: Aaron Thomas Waibel of Buffalo and Ryan Andrew (fiancee Brianna) Waibel of Annandale; a granddaughter Abigail; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband: Thomas B. Waibel in 1989; her parents; a brother “Billy” Leseman; and by a sister-in-law Donna (Olson) Leseman; mother-in-law and father-in-law Charles Sr. and Mary (Stadick) Waibel; her grandparents; several aunts; uncles; cousins; a niece and a nephew

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Sunday Waibel will be held on Saturday, June 17th, 2023 at 11 A.M. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo. Father Nathaniel Meyers will be the Celebrant.  A visitation will be held AT THE CHURCH on Saturday, June 17th one hour prior to Mass. The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences can be directed to

13 Guestbook Entries

  1. Lisa (Curb) Tichenor

    I am very sorry to hear of your family’s loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. April Hickman

    Aaron and Ryan sorry to hear of your mom’s passing I will be thinking about your families.

  3. Mary

    Sunday was a friend to all on Westfarm Lane. Sunday was a walker no matter the weather even when it got more difficult with her walker & winter parka! She was always willing to help out putting board notices in each paper box when needed. Sunday convinced me that Westfarm was her favorite place to live. We’ll all miss Sunday!

  4. Melissa Antinozzi

    My condolences to Aaron, Ryan, and Family… I was saddened to hear of the loss of Sunday. No more pain, no more suffering for her here on Earth. You now have another Angel in heaven watching over all of you.

  5. Mary Peters

    We are missing a great soul. We learned much from our friend, Sunday,. Of all the “crosses” she bore, she just tightened her belt and moved forward. West Farm will miss her daily walks. Rest in peace Sunday.

  6. donna meidinger

    Aaron and Ryan, with my deepest sympathy in the loss of your wonderful mother. She was a past neighbor of mine when your family moved to Buffalo. RIP Sunday you will be missed by many.

  7. Rita Varner-Otness

    Family of Sunday. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great lady with the most positive attitude and infectious smile. I will miss her and conversations we used to have. Sending prayers.

  8. Dean

    We at Westfarm Townhomes are very saddened by the loss of our friend and neighbor, Sunday. She was a remarkable and special person, loved by everyone she came in contact with. We will miss her very much!!! RIP Sunday Ann Waibel.

  9. Dorothy Loch - West Farm Lane

    I will surely miss my friend, Sunday. I have learned so much from her. She never complained about her illness, aches or pains and always a smile on her face. She stopped to visit every day during her many walks. My sympathy to Aaron,Ryan and the entire family.

  10. Patti Pokorney

    Sunday made a difference in my life. She always remembered my name, whether I saw her at the grocery store or in the school lunch line. Sunday always had a smile on her face and something positive to say. She was kind and her kindness made our community better.

  11. Brianna Antinozzi

    Ryan & Aaron,

    Your Mom was a beautiful lady inside & out. It was a pleasure getting to know her & spending time with her especially during the holidays. She had such a huge heart.

    Thinking of you both as you lay her to rest today. Sending my love, thoughts & prayers.

    May she rest peacefully with the Angels now & watch over you both.


  12. Dave

    Aaron and Ryan,
    I am sorry to hear about your mom. She was a special lady and I will miss my visits with her!!
    Gyen Wilson

  13. Kim Hinrichs

    My condolences to your family. I worked with Sunday at Discovery, we had a lot of fun working together. Such a sweet lady. She will be missed.


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