Leo E. Istas 1925 - 2011 Perry
Mass of Christian Burial for Leo E. “Bill” Istas, 85, Perry, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Perry. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Mr. Istas died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living Center, Lawrence.
He was born Dec. 18, 1925, in Aurora, the son of Octave Spoolen and Etta Agnes Chaput Istas.
Mr. Istas served in the U.S. Army Cavalry.
He was the superintendent for List & Clark Construction Company, Overland Park.
He was a member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and VFW, all in Perry.
He married Madelyn May Chartier on Aug. 20, 1946, in Aurora. She preceded him in death.
He was also preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include three sons, Jim and David, both of Topeka, and Kevin, Basehor; one daughter, Cheryl Pierson, Tonganoxie; one brother, Verle, De Soto; four sisters, Gladys Peterson, Marie Dochow and Theresa Peltier, all of Concordia, and Ella Mae Kimmal, Wamego; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the church and sent in care of Barnett Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 602, Oskaloosa, KS 66066. Online condolences may be made at barnettfamilyfh.com.