Age 88 of Nowthen, passed away on July 12, 2021 at Elk River Senior Living.
Born July 6, 1933 to Harry and Laura (Bernard) Leistico in Burns Township. Confirmed in his faith in 1945 at St. John Lutheran Church in Nowthen, MN. Graduated from Elk River High School in 1951. Drafted and served in the US Army from 1954-1956.
Following his service, where he learned to be a mechanic, Waldo began his career at Flaherty Brothers in Elk River before spend 30+ years working for Greenberg’s. He worked for 5 years for Barnett’s in Anoka, before finishing out with 16 years at Gould Brothers in Monticello, retiring at age 76.
Waldo was very proud to be the sexton of Lakeview Cemetery in Nowthen, MN for nearly 50 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Laura (Bernard); brother, Orval (JoAnne; nephew, Steve.
Survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Avis; nephews, Dennis (Sue), Gary (Julie) and Gene (Jaycie), niece, Delores (Lester) Jensen; friends and relatives.
Funeral Service at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 700 Western St, Anoka, with visitation starting at 10:00AM. Visitation also on Friday, July 16 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at Dare’s Funeral Home, 805 Main Street NW, Elk River.
Interment Lakeview Cemetery in Nowthen, MN.
Memorials to Mount Olive Lutheran Church or Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown, WI.
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