He was born in Tell City, IN on August 13, 1952 to the late Arthur and Mildred (Brock) Leistner.
Danny was a 1970 graduate of Tell City High School . He retired from Automated Routing. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1424, Sons of American Legion and United Steelworkers. Danny enjoyed spending time with family, stock car races, horse racing, being outdoors and mowing his grass, and IU basketball.
Surviving is his wife, Brenda (Lamkin) Leistner of Lincoln City; son, Jeremy Leistner of Tell City; daughters, Shawna Mullen (Mark) of Austin, IN and Sarah Jean Leistner of Newburgh; brothers, Thomas Leistner of Tell City and Carman Leistner (Ann) of Tell City; nine grandchildren, Travis Brinksneader, Misty Rose and Lindsey Leistner, Tyler Kellems, Avariy, Adalyne, Allison and Ayla Mullen.
Preceding him in death is his son, Timothy Kellems.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM CDT on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home. Burial will follow in St. Isidore Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00-8:00PM CDT, with a Moose service at 7:00PM and Thursday 9:00AM until service time at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.