Alvin Gerald "Tisch" Tischner|
1920 - 2014
Midvale: Our dear father and family patriarch, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2014, in Spanish Fork, Utah, after several months of care in the home of his loving daughter Mary, her husband Kent Jex, and family members. Alvin Gerald Tischner was born 7 September, 1920, in Riverton, Utah, to Michael J and Lillie Ockander Tischner. Gerald grew up on the family farm in Riverton, graduating from Jordan High school in 1938. Gerald married his sweetheart Frances Peterson from American Fork, Utah, in 1941, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Shortly thereafter he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving honorably in the Asian Pacific Theater during WWII. During the first two years in the military at Farragut Naval Base, Coeur d' alene, Idaho, Gerald and Fran were called to serve as full-time LDS missionaries. After their honorable release, Gerald was transferred to the Philippines. Upon returning from the war, Gerald and Fran built their home in Midvale, Utah, where Gerald was known for his beautiful gardens and American flags display. They made lasting friendships and enjoyed sharing their many talents, including their love of music. They were members of the Salt Lake Oratorio Society for many years.
Eight children were born into the family: Mary Irene (Kent Jex) Spanish Fork; LuAnn McCall, Taylorsville; Patricia T. Hansen (Larry Wimmer) Provo; Pamela (Robert Horrocks, deceased) Sandy; Gerald Blaine "Jerry" Tischner, St. George; Leisa Lyn Tischner, St. George; Troy Alvin Tischner (deceased,1961); Nathan Blair Tischner (deceased 1997). After Frances passed away in 1995, Gerald married Eunice Soper (deceased) and Margaret Bradford Young in 1998, his present wife. Gerald's four step-children, Brad, Robert, Rebecca, Elizabeth and foster children, held a special place in Dad's heart.
Gerald was employed at the VA Hospital in an administrative personnel position for over 35 years, and as office manager of Ear, Nose and Throat Associates for 10 years. He was a faithful and devoted member of the LDS church where he enjoyed his life-long church service in bishoprics, stake presidencies, high priest groups, scouting, and home teaching. He particularly enjoyed serving as an ordinance worker in the Jordan River Temple as well as his callings in the welfare and employment programs. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Murray and active in the Honor Guard of the American Legion while living in Spanish Fork.
Gerald's posterity includes six living children, 80 grandchildren and 63 great-grandchildren, 2 great, great-grandchildren and four step-children and step-grandchildren. Gerald is predeceased in death by one sister Oneida Steadman, and five brothers, Elorum, Wayne, LeVon, Marell and Kathle. Gerald's younger brother Deryl presently resides in Murray, Utah.
Our father was a living example of a worthy Priesthood holder. His testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was exhibited through his many kind acts of compassion to others, teachings to his family, and personal daily living of the teachings of Jesus Christ. Our family expresses sincere gratitude to the Symbii Hospice care-givers, his loving aide Jeremy Hardman, and all the devoted family members who provided necessary care during Dad's last two years.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 1 PM at the Midvale 2nd Ward Chapel, 7500 South 97 West, Midvale. No evening viewing will be held. Visitation 90 minutes prior to the service. Interment in the Midvale City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a contribution to Symbii Home Health and Hospice would be appreciated.
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Published in Deseret News on July 22, 2014