Ann Liston, mother of Pr. Doug Liston, Joyful Harvest Lutheran Church in Johnsburg, died on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
Her memorial service will be Saturday, August 6 at Joyful Harvest. Visitation will be at 10:00 am followed by the service at 11:00 am.
Anne K. Liston, 85, of Johnsburg, died Saturday, June 25, 2022, at The Cottages of Fox Lake. She was born Aug. 15, 1936, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Benjamin and Elizabeth (Beam) Herbster.
Anne grew up in Norwood, Ohio and graduated with a BA in Education from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio. While at Heidelberg, she met Roger Liston of Dayton, Ohio and the two were married June 20, 1959, in Norwood, Ohio, by Anne’s father, Benjamin Herbster. They moved to Dayton after marriage. Anne taught school for a short time until the birth of their first son, Douglas. A few years later, their second son, Thomas, was born. The family lived in several places over the years, including Sugarcreek, Ohio, Palatine, Illinois, and Richmond, Indiana, before settling in Johnsburg, Illinois, in 1979. For over 30 years, she helped own and manage Prem Magnetics of Johnsburg, an electronic component manufacturer and other associated companies. In addition, she was very involved in the Johnsburg community, helping to found the Johnsburg Area Business Association.
Two sons survive her, Douglas (Sondra) Liston of Johnsburg and Thomas (Karen) Liston of Johnsburg; six granddaughters, Sarah (Joshua) Hagen of Johnsburg, Jennifer (Craig) O'Connor of Waynesville, Ohio, Mary Liston of Memphis, Tennessee, Margaret Liston, Erin Liston and Victoria (Benjamin) Kreischer of Johnsburg; four great-grandsons, Benjamin, William, and Samuel Hagen and Nathan O’Connor; three great-granddaughters, Elizabeth and Anna Hagen, and Elise O’Connor and a sister-in-law, Sue Kaufman of Painesville, Ohio. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roger Liston, who passed on April 22, 2011
The memorial gathering will be from 9:30-11:00 a.m. on August 6, 2022, at Joyful Harvest Church, ELCA, 5050 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg. The Memorial Service will follow at 11:00 a.m.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, the family suggests memorials to Joyful Harvest Church, 5050 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg, IL 60051. Arrangements are entrusted to Justen Funeral Home; for more information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400. Friends may send an online condolence to the family at www.justenfh.com.