Vista J. Elliston

Vista J. Elliston, 94, a longtime resident of Hinsdale, passed away May 9, 2020, at Burgess Square Health Care Center in Westmont.

Vista, 94, was born in Sesser in 1925. She was a retired secretary for the railroad.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Herman L. Kraechan; and her second husband, Leon L. Elliston.

She is survived by her children, David (Linda) Kraechan and Alvera (Ron) Weltler; her grandchildren, Lisa Ringbloom (Dan Campione), Bradley (Erin) Weltler and Lesley-Anne Kraechan; her great-grandchildren, Mason, Lindsay, Tatum, Beckham, Shea, Greyson and Blake; and her niece, Doris (Toby) Larson.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no services will be held at this time.

Interment will be at Clarendon Hills Cemetery in Darien.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at

Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.