James Anthony Leist, age 85, died peacefully at home on Thursday, September 5, 2019 after visiting with his sister Rose Mary Leist.
Jim, as he was known to his extended family, enjoyed many years with his beloved wife Alice, who predeceased him. He was a faithful and devoted member of Holy Family Catholic Church and longtime member of the Knights of Columbus. While part of the Cardinal Ritter Council #1221 in New Albany, Jim spent many days working fish fries and playing cards. He loved a good meal, rich dessert and well won game of Euchre.
Viewing will be 9 am until 10 am Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church. His Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am at the church with burial to follow in Central Cemetery in Harrison County.
Eternal Rest grant unto him, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul and the souls
of all the faithful departed
through the mercy of God,
rest in peace.