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Leo Reisner
May 2, 1938 - December 19, 2020

Leo W. "Butch" Reisner, age 82 of Potosi, Wisconson passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 surrounded by his loving family at Unity Point Health in Dubuque, Iowa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with Fr. Ray Atwood and Fr. Dan Kirby officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein. Visitation will be on Monday, December 21, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson, Wisconsin. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Potosi is assisting the family in Wisconsin. Visitation will also be on Tuesday December 22, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein with a Vigil service at 6:00 p.m.

Due to state and federal guidelines on gatherings regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing is required.  Those in attendance are required to wear a mask.

Leo was born May 2, 1938 the son of Eugene and Dorothy (Heid) Reisner. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Oelwein, Iowa in 1957. Butch enlisted in the Army National Guard. On September 10, 1966 he was united in marriage to Kathy M. Mason at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein, Iowa. He was employed at John Deere in Waterloo, Iowa. Butch started in the foundry, then went to machining, and retired in 1992 from the maintenance and repair department. He was a member of the Oelwein Volunteer Fire Department.

In 2000, Butch and Kathy moved to Potosi and started the next chapter of their lives. He was a member of the SS. Andrew Thomas Catholic Church. Butch was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and camping. He was good at wood working and could fix just about anything. Butch dearly loved his family and keeping up with their activities.

Surviving is his loving wife of 54 years, Kathy; their children: Kenny (Teresa) Reisner, Craig Reisner, and Carrie Reisner Wright; four grandsons: Alex and Travis Wright, and Hunter and Cooper Reisner; two sisters: Carol (Art) Ladeburg and Paulette (Vince) McLaury; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Butch was preceded in death by a grandson; Jared Jon Rohrick, three brothers in law; Dan, Bill and Dick, and a sister-in-law, Judie.

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Jerry and Becky mundt on December 26, 2020 at 9:13 AM said:

So sad sorry for the lost Leo was awesome to be around My prayers to the family Leo will be missed
Donna Gloede & family on December 22, 2020 at 5:41 PM said:

Steve & Maureen Woodward on December 22, 2020 at 5:50 AM said:

Kathy & family, sending our sympathy & prayers to your family. Cherish your memories they will always be with you.
VICTIRIA Warthan on December 21, 2020 at 5:36 PM said:

Dear Reisner family and sweet Kathy...so sorry for your loss...let the memories of Butch with family and love ones make the days ahead alittle brighter for you.....God bless...he is with the Lord for the glorious celebration of the birth of Jesus...may Jesus take him in His loving arms and welcome him home!!....one of my fondess memories was with you and Butch at Caroline's with Bobby and Roger...wonderful laughs and Oelwein memories...love n hugs to all
Jeremy Moritz on December 21, 2020 at 3:43 PM said:

Sorry for your family's loss. My heart and prays go out to you.
Jim and Angie (Miller) Roth on December 21, 2020 at 2:58 PM said:

Jim and I are were very sad to hear of Butch's death. I hope he finds dad up there and says hey. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. God Bless.
Todd Huinker on December 21, 2020 at 11:25 AM said:

My deepest condolences to the whole family. Butch was a good man. Wish you all Peace and Strength in this time of sorrow.
Bob McNamara on December 21, 2020 at 11:09 AM said:

Very sad to see this great guy gone. I really envied him back in 1962 and 63. He had the fastest Car in the county and then some. A 1962 409 Chevy. I watched him on a regular basis running it through the 1/4 mile.

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