Leo Istas

Leo E. “Bill” Istas, 85, Perry, died Oct. 7, 2011, at Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living Center, Lawrence.

He was born Dec. 18, 1925, at Aurora, the son of Octave Spoolen and Etta Agnes Chaput Istas.

Mr. Istas served in the U.S. Army calvary. 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 Aug. 20, 1946, at Aurora. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include three sons, Jim Istas and David Istas, both of Topeka, and Kevin Istas, Basehor; one daughter, Cheryl Pierson, Tonganoxie; one brother, Verle Istas, De Soto; four sisters, Gladys Peterson and Marie Dochow, both of Concordia, Ella Mae Kimmal, Wamego, and Theresa Peltier, Concordia; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.

Mass of Christian Burial was Oct. 12 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church. Burial was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the church and sent in care of Barnett Family Funeral Home, PO Box 602, Oskaloosa, 66066.

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