James Schisler

James H. “Jim” Schisler, 79, of Ipava, died at 10:55 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at his home.

He was born Nov. 26, 1917, in Astoria, a son of Don and Edna Chaddock Schisler. He married Nellie E. Chenoweth on May 25, 1940, in Keokuk, Iowa. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Curt Schisler of Ipava; three daughters, Beatrice Meeker of St. Louis, Barbara Dohner of Ipava and Susan Blickhan of Quincy; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

He was a driver for K&K Truck Line in Havana and also the owner-operator of Jim’s Truck Service for 27 years, retiring in 1977. He also played the saxophone and guitar in area dance bands. He was a charter life member of the American Motorcyclist Association.

Services were held Monday at the Ipava Christian Church with Rev. Dennis Knotts officiating. Burial was in the Ipava Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the McDonough District Hospice or the Ipava Rescue Squad.

From the Peoria Journal Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/26/1997

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