TELL CITY - Earl W. Leistner, 92, formerly of New Boston, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the home of his daughter.
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He was born in New Boston July 13, 1920.Â His parents were the late John and Anna (Foerster) Leistner.Â Also preceding him in death besides his parents were his sisters, Olivia Lambeck, Elsie Kleeman, Viola Fletcher and Eleanor Sprague; a brother, Ervin Leistner and his son, Erwin Leistner. Earl was united in marriage to Olivia Hildebrand Aug. 29, 1942, in Mount Vernon.
He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, and a member of American Legion Post 213 and St. John's Lutheran Church.Â Earl enjoyed gardening and caring for his lawn.
Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Olivia Leistner; a daughter, June Peter (Pat) of Tell City; a daughter-in-law, Martha Leistner of Bloomington, Ill.; his grandchildren, Jon Leistner (Malissa) of Champaign, Ill., and Dale Peter (Lori) of Dale, and his great-grandchildren, Tyler, James, Jonathon, Christopher and Lain.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 5, at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel, with burial in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Evanston, where there will be military rites conducted by the American Legion Post 213.
Visitation will be from 3 until 7 p.m. Thursday, July 4, (today) and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday.Â The Rev. Michael Mueller will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church.
Messages of condolence may be left online at www.huberfuneralhome.net.
Published in Perry County News on July 4, 2013