VeteranLloyd Schisler

Lloyd SchislerLloyd E. Schisler, 79, of Rushville died at 4:45 a.m. Oct. 28, 2008, in the emergency room at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 29, 1929, at home in rural Astoria, a son of Ray and Emma Derry Schisler. He married Peggy Curless on Jan. 6, 1951, in Rushville. He later married Nancy Park on Oct. 25, 1975, in Springfield. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Dr. Rick (and Debra) Schisler of Casa Grande, Ariz.; three stepdaughters, Charlotte Meyer of Rushville, Nancy “Sis” (and Robert) Hermes of Springfield and Penny (and Rod) Bollinger of Manito; one brother, Raymond (and Maurine) Schisler of Lewistown; one granddaughter; eight step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one infant son, Kirk Eugene Schisler; and two brothers, George Schisler, who died in infancy, and Floyd Schisler.

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War.

He attended Rushville First United Methodist Church and was a member of Schuyler American Legion Post #4.

He worked at Bartlow Brothers Meat Packing in Rushville, Oscar Meyer and Co. and Excel Corp., both in Beardstown, retiring July 1, 1994.

After retirement, he did handyman jobs in the Rushville area and was a visitor/volunteer at area nursing, retirement and long-term care facilities.

Services were held Friday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Steve Pichaske officiating. Burial was in South Fulton Cemetery near Astoria. Graveside military services were conducted by U.S. Army Honor Guard and Astoria American Legion Post #25.

Memorials may be made to Culbertson Long-term Care Facility.

Condolences may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/5/2008