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Edward “Ed” Leistner

December 26, 1950 - October 16, 2021

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    Lisa Hester says

    Ed was a wonderful person that I worked with years ago. My heart goes out to your family in this time of sorrow. May he Rest In Peace.

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    Lisa Hester says

    Ed was a wonderful person that I worked with years ago. My heart goes out to your family. May he Rest In Peace.

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    Tony Paglieri says

    Ed was great friend, We met in the Philippines. We shared an apartment in Taipei, Taiwan for 16 months back in the early 70’s. We worked together, bowled and yes, even shared some brews. I know how much he loved his family. Ed will be missed. He was a great guy.My prayers are with his family.God Bless Ed and his family. May we meet again in heaven.

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    Tony Paglieri says

    Ed was a great friend. We served together in the Philippines and Taiwan. We shared an apartment in Taipei, Taiwan for 16 months. We worked together, we bowled ans yes shared some brews together. I was the one that talked Ed into joining our bowling team. He was a bit reluctant because he wasn’t much of a bowler at that time. That changed quickly once he started bowling with us. Ed was a great guy and really good friend. I know how much he loved his family. He will be missed.
    My prayers are with Ed and his family. God Bless you all. May we meet again in Heaven.

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Edward “Ed” Leistner, age 70, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Ed was born on December  26, 1950 to Ervin and Leona Leistner in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. 

Ed loved fishing, coin collecting, card games (particularly Clabber) with his family, friends and especially  grandchildren. He was also a fan of history, bowling, bird watching, and following his Green Bay  Packers. Ed served in the Navy and was stationed in the Philippines and Taiwan. In Taiwan, Ed had an  encounter with fate and met the love of his life, Jen. Ed openly admitted that he married way out of his  league. After Jen passed in 1996, Ed married the second love of his life Cindy in 2000 which brought joy  to his life for 21 years. Ed retired from the US Postal Service in 2006 and often got together with his  former co-workers to swap stories. Ed liked meeting people and delivering so much that he worked as a  home pharmacy deliveryman until 2020. Ed was the man that would talk to anybody. He always had a  new joke to tell, quick to laugh, was a card genius, and friend to many. 

Ed is preceded in death by his first wife Fong Chin “Jen”, his parents, sister-in-law Karen Leistner, and  father-in-law Bob Hayden. He is survived by his wife Cindy, brother Robert Leistner; daughter Jennifer  (Andy) Esparza, son Michael (Megan) Leistner; step-children Jason Kennada (Tammy Hagan), and Katie  (Chris) Hosack. In addition, Ed is survived by his grandchildren Grant Esparza, Bentley, Landon, Rowan,  and Jaelin Leistner, Kyrstin and Kinley Hosack, mother-in-law Betty Sue Hayden, and numerous extended  family and friends. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 4:30pm-7pm and also on Friday, October 22,  2021 from 9am-10am. Services will begin at 10am in the Chapel at Sunset Funeral Home. Burial will  follow at Immanuel United Church of Christ Cemetery (5812 Ford Rd, Mt Vernon, IN 47620).

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following:

Shwachman Diamond Syndrome Foundation
P.O. Box 6723
Florence, KY 41022
Toll Free: 1-888-825-7373
info@shwachman-diamond.org