TUCSON, Ariz.—Earl Roger Liston, 96, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Lanark, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020, at the Southern Arizona Veterans Home where he had been a resident for over a year.
He was born Oct. 9, 1923, in Mitchell, S.D. During high school his family moved to Pecatonica where he met and married Harriet Kilbourn.
During World War II he served in the Battle of the Bulge, being one of only 17 men in his reconnaissance troop that wasn't killed or captured.
After coming home from the war he proceeded to become a successful business owner for over 25 years while raising a family of three boys in Lanark. They moved to Tucson, Ariz., in 1971 for Harriet's health.
He continued to be an active member of the Masons and the local branch of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge for many years. He was awarded the National Order of The French Legion of Honour in the rank of Chevalier (Knight) on Nov. 6, 2013.
He is survived by two sons, Roger (Janet) Liston of Powder Springs, Ga., and Kent (Sharon) Liston of Greenbank, Wash.; daughter-in-law, Raena Liston of Arvada, Colo.; and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet; his two sons, Danny and Scott; his grandson; Andrew, and friend, Mary.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Legion Post 36, 5845 E. 22nd St., Tucson, Az. 85711.