Lester Leroy Leister, age 67, of Centreville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 4, 1942, in Three Rivers, a son of the late Lester E. and Vivian B. (Caseman) Leister.
Lester had resided in the Constantine and Centreville area most of his life. He retired from Viking RV in Centreville and was an avid hunter and life member of the North American Hunting Club. He enjoyed working in his garden, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Surviving are two daughters, Holly (Shawn) Strawser of White Pigeon and Melynda (Douglas) Prusaczyk of Illinois; four grandchildren, Lincoln, Hayley and Ty Strawser and Makenzy Prusaczyk; four sisters, Sonia (Clark) Huckendubler of Mendon, Katie (Larry) Hill of Goshen, Ind., Tena (Rex) Bender of Alabama and Sally Leister of Sturgis; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Charles Willis; a son, Lester “Buddy” Leister; a sister, Dola Weldon; and a brother, Donald Leister.
According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis.
Memorial donations may be directed to the family. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
His obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.