Joseph William Leiser

Joseph William Leiser, 48, of Madison died Saturday, October 13, 2018. Bill was born June 24, 1970 in Burlington, the son of Joseph Richard and Phyllis Jean Yager Leiser. He attended Madison High School and graduated with the class of 1989. Bill furthered his education by attending vocational training as a diesel mechanic in Beloit. He began working at Precision Truck and Diesel in Emporia while still taking classes and continued working there for five years. Bill then moved to Illinois and began working for Caterpillar. He was later employed by A-Lert Construction where he became a Millwright foreman. He returned to Madison in 1996 when he began working at L.L. Construction. In the later 1990s he returned to work as a traveling Millwright for several years. He came home to Madison in the summer of 2018 and worked with his brother, Lloyd at Leiser Construction. He is survived by two daughters, Lindsey and Sadie Leiser of Burlington; one son, Jake Leiser of Burlington; one sister, Patty Thomsen of Lamont; two brothers, Tim Leiser of Hartford and Lloyd Matt Leiser of Madison. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Phyllis. Cremation was planned with memorial services being held Saturday, October 20, at the Lamont Wesleyan Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jake Leiser Education Fund and sent in care of the VanArsdale Funeral Home at P.O. Box #488, Madison, KS 66860. Condolences may be expressed at

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