Paul L. Leitsch

                    February 26, 1935  -  August 14, 2010


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Paul L. Leitsch was born on February 26, 1935, in Carlyle, a son of Paul F. and Leona (Berger) Leitsch. He married Charlene Elliott on April 3, 1954, in Carlyle and she survives in Carlyle.

Paul was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Carlyle and retired as a road dispatcher for Transcon. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Paul L. Leitsch entered into rest on Saturday, August 14, 2010, at Carlyle Healthcare Center in Carlyle, Illinois. He was 75 years of age.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Leitsch is also survived by his children – Frank Leitsch of East Dundee, Illinois, Karen Hanninen and husband Clay of Big Rock, Illinois, Bill Leitsch and wife Phyllis of Enterprise, Alabama, Paul Leitsch, Jr. and wife Tracy of Kingston, Illinois, Ron Leitsch and wife Bobbi of Appleton, Wisconsin and Tammy Ries and husband Jack of Spring Valley, Illinois; 18 grandchildren – Jaime Callender (Jason), Jason Leitsch, Chad Hanninen, Justin Hanninen, Ryan Hanninen, Danielle Booth (Justin), Todd Leitsch, Brent Leitsch, Jessica Leitsch, Dustin Lodge (Jessica), Trenton Leitsch, Colton Leitsch, Quinton Leitsch, James Leitsch, Jordan Leitsch, Jaclyn Leitsch, Kaitie Ries and Jake Ries; 11 great grandchildren – Mickaela, Justin, Logan and J.J. Callender, Talon, Lina, Gabriella, Colin, Molly and Zoey Leitsch and Dylan Lodge; 4 sisters – Mary Ann Mollet and husband Cliff of Beckemeyer, Sue Farmer and husband Gene of Carterville, Illinois, Judy Eilers and husband Wally of Breese and Georgia Goldsmith and husband Shelby of Carlyle; 2 brothers – Tom Leitsch and wife Darlene of Round Lake, Illinois and David Fulford and wife Anita of Rhode Island; a brother-in-law – John Elliott and wife Theresa of Cahokia and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Mr. Leitsch was preceded in death by his parents – Paul F. Leitsch and Leona Leitsch Fulford; his step-father – Dave Fulford; his beloved aunt and uncle – Frank and Flossie Leitsch and a brother – Robert Berger and wife Mary.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 19, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church in Carlyle with Rev. Keith Michaels and Rev. Al Simonson, officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at Zieren Day Funeral Home and on Thursday from 10:00 A.M. – service time at the church.



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Born: February 26, 1935

Place of Birth: Carlyle, IL

Death: August 14, 2010

Place of Death: Carlyle, IL


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Zieren Day Funeral Home