Alvin "Pat" Istas 1929 - 2007 Lecompton
Aurora - Funeral services for Alvin "Pat" Istas, 78, Lecompton, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Aurora. Burial will be in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Aurora.Mr. Istas died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, at his home.He was born April 3, 1929, in Aurora, the son of Octave and Etta Chaput Istas. He was a resident of Concordia and moved to Lecompton in 1991.Mr. Istas served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. He worked in construction as a welder and heavy equipment mechanic. He was a member of the Catholic Church, American Legion and Moose Lodge.He married Aurelia Letourneau on April 14, 1951, in Concordia. She died Oct. 27, 2007.Survivors include a son, Ned, Parkville, Mo.; two brothers, Bill, Perry, and Verle, De Soto; six sisters, Clara Crum, Concordia; Marceline Buckley, Gladys Peterson, Jamestown, Marie Dochow, Concordia, Ella Mae Kimmal, Wamego, and Theresa Peltier, Concordia; and three grandchildren.Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Nutter Mortuary in Concordia, with a parish rosary at 7 p.m.E-mail condolences may be sent at <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>.