Longtime Aurora resident

Services were April 26 in Mantua for Jacob M. "Jake" Leister, 83, who died April 22, 2014 at Anna Maria of Aurora.

Born in Somerset, Pa., on Feb. 5, 1931, he was the son of the late James and Edna (Emerick) Leister. A longtime Aurora resident, he was employed as a heavy equipment operator for D & J Excavating.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and could play many string instruments, being self-taught.

Survivors include his children Jimmy (Doris) Leister, Pam Lancaster and Debbie (Mark) Huntington, all of Mantua, Mike Leister, Judy Auth and Candie (Lowell) Moore, all of Hiram, Dale (Annette) Leister and Robin Leister, both of Aurora, and Beverly (Don) Zeigler of Freedom Township; 27 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Lois (Troutman) Leister and his daughter Linda Rios.

Burial was in Westlawn Cemetery in Mantua Township. Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory handled arrangements, and his obituary can be viewed at www.greenfamilyfuneralhome.com.