Laura Y. Leister


Laura Y. Leister (nee LaCrosse), 81, of Elyria, died Friday, February 15, 2019 at her home. She was born September 14, 1937 in Elyria and was a 1955 graduate of Elyria Catholic High School.

Laura was formerly employed as Vice President of First American Title Insurance Company, retiring in 2005 and was also past President of Ohio Land Title Association. She was a member of The Elyria Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame. Other interests included traveling, including river cruises and trips with her husband in their motor home and spending the winters in Fort Myers, Florida.

Laura is survived by her husband of 61 years, Richard J.; daughter, Lynne (William Peate) Leister of Hilliard, Ohio; son, Richard L. (Rhonda) Leister of Elyria; grandchildren, Richard, Robert, Gage, David and Katie; brothers, Larry (Lillian) LaCrosse of Elyria and Michael (Nancy) LaCrosse of Huron.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Maxine LaCrosse.

Burial will be at a later date in St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH 44053 or Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center, 10201 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106.

Arrangements are in the care of Dicken Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Elyria.

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