Aurthur Leisinger, 86, of Crabtree, Oregon passed away Friday, November 2, 2018. He was born in Revillo, South Dakota to Tony and Margaret (Kracke) Leisinger.
Aurthur served in the United States Army in Germany during the Korean War. He married Lois Kruse on August 22, 1953 in Tyler, Minnesota.
Aurthur farmed in South Dakota for many years. He moved to Oregon in 1968 where he started his own business, Leisinger Pump and Construction.
He was a snowbird and liked to winter in Yuma, Arizona. He enjoyed having coffee and cookies with friends. He loved hunting deer, pheasant, and fox in an airplane in South Dakota when his health allowed. He liked to make pen holders out of rocks and clocks out of painted saw blades. He also enjoyed gardening flowers and vegetables.
Aurthur is survived by his wife, Lois Leisinger; sons Arlin Leisinger and his wife, Jan, Merlin Leisinger and his wife, Noreen, Verlin Leisinger and his wife, Dottie; sisters Doris Olson and Mardell Hause; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Margaret Leisinger; brothers Alvin and Robert; and sisters Stella Anderson, Elenora Hicks, Ramona Asmus, Alberta Berg, and Donna Clark.
A memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, at Crabtree Christian Church.
Memorial contributions can be made in Aurthur's name to Crabtree Christian Church, P.O. Box 90, Crabtree, Oregon 97335.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.