Maria Guadalupe Leza
February 4, 1956 - February 5, 2021

Maria Guadalupe Leza

Maria Guadalupe Leza
Feb 4, 1956 - Feb 5, 2021

Maria Guadalupe Leza

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Maria Guadalupe Leza, 65, of Muscatine, passed away February 5, 2021, at home surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on February 11, 2021, at St. Mathias Church. The Reverend Rudy Juarez will officiate. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

Maria Guadalupe was born on February 4, 1956, in Nava, Coahuila, Mexico, the daughter of Trinidad Victorino. She married Cruz S. Leza on December 29, 1973, in Nava, Coahuila, Mexico.

Maria was employed by the Muscatine Community School District. She was a member of the Mission de Guadalupe/Ss. Mary Mathias Parish. She enjoyed baking, cooking, sewing, gardening, spending time with her family, and most of all, showing her grandkids to dance.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband Cruz of Muscatine; four children, Maria Frausto and husband, Marino, of Muscatine, Santos Leza and fiancé, Nicole, of Moline, Illinois, Ricardo Leza and wife, Veronica, of Muscatine, and Jorge Leza and wife, Jamie, of Muscatine; 10 grandchildren, Adrianna Leza and fiancé, Jesse Molina, Jose Richmond, Michael Leza, Isaiah Leza, Alexander Leza, Elijah Leza, Madyson Leza, Jimena Frausto, Noah Leza, Fernando Frausto; one great grandson, Jesse Molina; five brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

Maria is preceded in death by her mother; all her uncles and aunts from Mexico; one grandson; and one brother-in-law.


Jean Reynolds on Feb 10, 2021

Maria, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Mario Alberto Rocha on Feb 6, 2021

On behalf of Arminda and Mario Rocha, his son Mario and family are passing their most heartfelt condolences to Cruz Leza and family. We are united in prayer for the passing of such a wonderful woman. Dios la tenga en su santa gloria.

Jane Daufeldt on Feb 6, 2021

Jorge and Jamie my sincere condolences to you and your family. This is such a difficult time especially with Covid and social distancing. Virtual hugs. Peace be with you your family!God bless!

Susan Tyler on Feb 6, 2021

I enjoyed working with Maria at the school , she was a very sweet lady 💖💝



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St. Mathias Church
215 West Eighth Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
11:00 AM
Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.

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