Leota E. Gaede, age 91 of New Richmond, died Sunday, July 10, 2016 at the Deerfield Gables in New Richmond, WI. Leota was the only child of Leo and Edna (Gerner) Sullivan. She was born on September 5, 1924 in Long Beach, CA. Leota and her parents moved many times during her childhood to locations throughout California and Washington as her father sought work in the oil fields during the depression. Leota married Carlin Gaede on December 28, 1941 at the Foursquare Church in Long Beach, CA. Leota and Carlin moved to New Richmond in 2002 to be closer to their family. Carlin died suddenly in November 2002 after 60 years of marriage to Leota. Leota loved the Lord, her family, her many friends, Long Beach, and chocolate. Leota is survived by her two children, Carol (Herb) Hermanson of Biloxi, MS, David (Sherri) Gaede of New Richmond, WI; grandchildren, Carl (Julie) Gaede, Mike (Barb) Gaede, Ryan Hermanson, Robin Hermanson; great-grandchildren, Judith Piloya, Allison Gaede, Emma Gaede, Tanner Gaede, Grace Gaede, Ryland Hermanson, Hannah Hermanson, Jordan Carroll, Hazel Hermanson; and great great-grandson, Elijah Opakrwot. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at the Deerfield Chapel 1125 W 8th Street New Richmond, WI. Visitation will also be on Thursday from 10-11 am at the Deerfield Chapel. Interment will be in the New Richmond Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.