Robert "Bob" James Leister

July 6, 1930April 3, 2018

Robert James “Bob” Leister, 87, passed away April 3, 2018. Bob was born to the late Henry and Marion Foss Leister in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Bob had a distinguished career in the USMC and later the USMCR (reserves) as a captain. He was awarded the Silver Star at the young age of 23.

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a Chemical Engineering degree, Bob’s career included work for such companies as Union Carbide, TEE PAK, Lonza Inc, and Peoria Disposal Company (PDC).

It was at the University, he met fellow student, Jean Whitcomb. The college sweethearts married in 1955 and shared almost 63 years of love, faith, and family. She and their son, David, will miss him dearly.


  • Jean Leister, Wife
  • David Leister, Son


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.

Robert "Bob" James Leister

have a memory or condolence to add?

Ed & Bev Harrison

April 10, 2018

Jean, our condolences to you and David on Bob's passing. We have lots of fond memories of times spent with you and Bob from Grace Church, the YAM class, fishing trips, and just visiting at your home, ours or over various meals. Good memories, good times with good friends. Bob was a good servant, always willing to do God's work. We pray that God will comfort you and David in your loss.
Love Ed & Bev

Donald Jackson

April 8, 2018

Jean and David,
Carolyn and I are sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I remember him very fondly. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Bob was always interesting with which to talk and as an engineer we had similar interests.
I remember several YAM SS class parties we had at your house on Rainbow drive. Carolyn mentioned to me this morning of a relay game we had at your house of passing a hot dog down the line w/o using hands.
May the Lord be with you!
....Don and Carolyn