Glenn Mitchell Leister

Born: Mon., Jul. 17, 1939
Died: Mon., Jun. 1, 2015


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Graveside Memorial Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jun. 05, 2015
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery


Military Honors

Fri., Jun. 05, 2015
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery


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Glenn Mitchell Leister,  75, of Mifflintown, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015, at his home.

     Born July 17, 1939, in Tuscarora, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Banks Newton Leister and Alice (Lane) Leister. His wife, Judith (Pannebaker) Leister, died on July 1, 2000.

     He is survived by three children: William Glenn "Bill" Leister of Mifflintown, Douglas Mitchell Leister, of East Berlin, and Patricia Ann Leister, of Mifflintown; three grandchildren: Kristina Leister, Karly Leister, and Nathan Leister; one great-grandson, Brody Mitchell James Noerr; one sister, Connie Dalton, of Port Royal; and one brother, Donald Leister, of McCoysville.

      He was preceded in death by one grandson, Aaron Mitchell Leister; three brothers: Cliff Leister, Jim Leister, and Norman Leister; and one sister, Joan Pry.

     He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

     He was the owner and operator of Leister's Superette, Mifflin, served as a policeman in Mifflintown Borough, and was a prison warden at the Juniata County Jail.

     He served on the board and in various offices of the Mifflintown VFW, and was a member of Mifflintown American Legion, the Marine Corps League, and the Juniata County Veterans Council.

     He enjoyed watching football and other sports.

     There will be a graveside memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday, June 5, at Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown where full military honors will be accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Council.

      In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to The Humane Society of the United States, Dept HACDQ100904001, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037.

      Arrangements are in the care of Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S.Third St., Mifflintown.                                 

      Condolences may be left at www.gussfh.com.

Charitable donations may be made in Glenn's memory to the following organization:

The Humane Society of the United States
Dept HACDQ100904001, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037

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Jim Storey
   Posted Wed June 03, 2015
Patti, Bill, and Doug....I am very sorry to hear this about your dad. I'm glad to have gotten to know him and your family over the years. You have my deepest sympathy. Stay strong for each other. - Big

Allen Dressler
   Posted Wed June 03, 2015
So sorry to hear about Glenn, my thoughts and prayers to the family, Glenn was a very good friend, we made a lot of lasting memories during our friendship. He will be greatly missed. RIP my friend.

James & Linda Kint
   Posted Thu June 04, 2015
To the Leister family:
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father.
We send our sincere condolences to each and everyone of you..

Randy Zimmerman
   Posted Fri June 05, 2015
Dear Kids,
My Good Friend "Willie" and I go back nearly 60 years. He was my ball coach, mentor, and friend. We had soooo many GREAT TIMES and adventures together during those 60 years with our mutual friend Nev Sherlock, Barney Barnett, and many others. I hope to meet up with all of them someday to renew the adventures and have some new ones. I really donot know what more to say other than I have truly MISSED Willie over the last number of years and hope that he has found some peace at last.