Born November 17, 1935 in Visalia, California to Harold and Ruth Leisten, died Memorial Day May 30 2022. Survived by wife Bette and son Erik. James had no siblings.
James and Bette were married in January 13, 1960. They lived in Visalia for most of their adult lives until they moved to El Dorado Hills in 2007 to be closer to their son and his family. James was employed by Kabo-Karr in Visalia and having retired from there he worked for Bank of America. Upon moving to El Dorado Hills, Ca James was employed with Diebold until he retired at age 2012. His passing was not sudden or unexpected nor was it protracted. James and Bette attended Gold Country Baptist Church in El Dorado Hills and Faith Baptist Church in Folsom. They enjoyed being close to their grandchildren and going for frequent walks in the community where his son and his family resided in Gold River Ca. James was a faithful husband and father who lived out his self sacrificial love for his wife and son all of his life. James trusted in the Lord and his family will therefore miss him until they are reunited in Heaven.