Charles R. Leist, age 89, of Archbold, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Fountain Park Assisted Living in Bryan. Charles was born in Toledo, Ohio on September 18, 1924, the son of Wilmer and Flossie (Silves) Leist.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Heller, an infant son, and his parents. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn (Hill) Leist of Bryan; son, Ricky Leist of Wauseon; daughters, Ester Reese of Oklahoma, Eva Browning of Archbold, Margie Sanders of Archbold, Elizabeth (Roy) Beals of Fayette, Karen Thompson of Defiance, Alvena (Jerry) Meyer of Arizona; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Gladys Demaline of Napoleon.
Funeral services will be private. Interment will be in the Zion Cemetery, near Wauseon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Pettisville Missionary Church, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Sara’s Garden or the charity of the donor’s choice. Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com