Lilly Dawn “Willy” Leistner, 1, Taswell

lilly leistner obit photo375Lilly Dawn “Willy” Leistner, one year old infant daughter of Wesley Hembree and Hailey Leistner, died Wedneday morning at the Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital. She was born April 24, 2014, in Harrison County.

She is survived by her mother, Hailey Leistner, Taswell; her father, Wesley Hembree, St. Anthony; grandparents Larry and Laura Burgdorf Fitch, Taswell, and Mary and Richard Hembree, St. Anthony; great-grandfather Dennis Burgdorf, Wickliffe; four aunts and three uncles, Ashley Merrimon, Taswell, Sebrina Bachman, Birdseye, Brittany Seitz, Taswell, Jennifer Faulks, St. Anthony, Caden and Tristan Leister, Jasper, and Patrack Faulks, West Virginia; and three cousins, Maci Merrimon, Taswell, and Addie and Aubrie Andry, Birdseye.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandmother, Brenda “Crazy Granny” Doyle, and one aunt, Tiffany Dawn Burgdorf.

Services at 1 p.m. (EDT) Saturday at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg.  Brother Lee Brown will officiate. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday and from noon-1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared with the family online at

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