Frances Ann Leistikow
June 15, 1957 — Jan. 10, 2013
Frances A. Leistikow (formerly Schurer, nee Hamric), age 55, passed away with her family by her side on 1/10/13 from kidney cancer. Fran was born and lived in the Sacramento area. She will be remembered for her fierce compassion; constant optimism; and strong love for life, family, helping, friends, education, art…
As the eldest daughter in a large family, Fran grew from helping care for her siblings, to facilitating fun, communication and beauty for her extended family and communities. She used her many talents to aid the State, its workers, schools, cub scouts, churches, walking clubs, twins club, swim club, friends, neighbors, grad students, and others.
Fran worked for the State for 27 years most recently at the California Highway Patrol and helped coordinate The Continuing Challenge, an annual conference of first responders handling hazardous materials emergencies.
She is survived by her husband, Bruce; daughter, Jennifer (Christine), who is expecting Fran’s first grandchild in early March; young sons, James and Michael; mother, Carolyn Hamric; siblings, Delven, Randy (Michelle), Liz (Marty), Keith, Chris (Aimee), Dave (Lisa), Julie (Lalo), and Sarah; and scores of close family and friends. Those whose lives Fran touched are invited to a funeral service then reception at The United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road, Davis, at 10 a.m. 1/19/13. Visitation will also be held the prior day, 1/18/13, from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. at River Cities Funeral Chapel, 910 Soule St., West Sacramento.