Edward Schisler Dies Following Long Illness

Edward Schisler, a farmer residing about two miles and a half west of Astoria, died Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, following an illness of nine months duration, practically all of which he spent in bed. His death was due to a paralytic stroke. He was aged 60 years, 3 months and 22 days.

Edward Schisler, youngest son of Henry and Magdalene Wise Schisler was born March 26, 1875 at the Schisler homestead near Astoria.

On June 9, 1896, he was united in marriage to Josephine Branchfield. To this union were born four children, Albert, Carl, Everitt and Lucy, all of Astoria, who with his wife and the following grandchildren, Myrna, Melba, Bessie, Nelda, Clair and Philip Schisler and Charles and Carl Hayes survive to mourn his departure; also the following sisters, Mrs. Amanda Fitz, Mrs. Lydia Geiman, Mrs. Ella Sullivan, all of Astoria. Two sisters, Mrs. Mary Rowland and Mrs. Sarah Stremmel and two brothers, Samuel Schisler and Charles Schisler preceded him in death, also a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends are left to mourn his passing.

His young manhood was spent on a farm near Astoria and he has lived at his present home for thirty-one years. He was a kind and loving husband and father and a good neighbor and will be greatly missed in the home and community.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 at the Astoria Church of the Brethren, conducted by Rev. C. A. Gruber. Burial in South Fulton cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 7/24/1935

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