Alan G. Lisle
1933 - 2021
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Alan G. Lisle

Indianapolis - 87, passed away April 2, 2021. He was born October 22, 1933 in Peoria, IL to the late Alan Grant Sr. and Edith (Studer) Lisle. Alan graduated from Peoria's Woodruff High School, received his BA from Bradley University and Master's Degrees from University of Southern California and Ball State. He served 21 years in the U.S. Air Force with multiple assignments including the Azores, Turkey and Vietnam. He retired as a Major in 1976, and subsequently worked in PR/Development at Ivy Tech, Marian College and the Scottish Rite Foundation. He was a 33º of the Scottish Rite, a member of Masonic Lodge #717, The Service Club, American Legion, Indianapolis Public Relations Society, and served as a Colonel in the Indiana Chapter of the Air Force Association.

Alan was a good man - kind, generous, patriotic and never met a stranger. An avid reader and photographer, he loved adventures, working with stained glass, music, a good bargain and cold beer. He was devoted to his wife, proud of his children, and the biggest fan of his grandkids.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 12 noon until the time of service at 1:30 p.m. at Irvington United Methodist Church, 30 N. Audubon Rd. Due to COVID restrictions, masks will be required.

Alan is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joanne (Chant) Lisle; son, Geoffrey (Cathy) Lisle; daughters, Sandra Lisle McMullen and Dana (John) Unison; grandchildren, Kirby, Emily, Reid, Christopher, Abby Jo, Anna and Rachel; and sisters, Wanda (John) Clark and Karen (Keith) Larson. Contributions to Irvington UMC or a charity of choice are suggested in lieu of flowers. www.shirleybrothers.com.






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Published in The Indianapolis Star from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2021.
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As a child, I experienced Uncle Al as an imposing, strong person. As an adult, I discovered his incredible intellect, diverse interests and talents and his wonderful sense of humor. So glad he was my uncle and so pleased he and my husband Bill hit it off famously. Both from the tribe of “big guys”. Gotta love ‘em. He will be missed! Love from your niece Cathy.
Cathy Winans
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April 7, 2021
To my Aunt Joanne and cousins Geoff, Sandra and Dana, I am truly sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of Al. I have such fond memories of Al from various trips to Indy, family reunions and time in Charlottesville after hiking a portion of the Appalachian trail that he encouraged and inspired my sister and I to do! Al was a fun, generous and kind man. A great leader and sharp as a tac. He will be missed, but the memories are fond. Thanks for sharing yoru husband and dad with the rest of the family! Love to you all!
Cindy Johnson
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April 6, 2021
The best Uncle a niece could have! I enjoyed his sense of humor and playful side. He made me laugh. Having discussions with him stimulated interest in a subject and provided an example of how to discuss. His love of reading and collecting books was something we had in common, especially mysteries and westerns. He was so easy to love and I knew he loved me. It was heartwarming to be with him and his family. We had some great times. I will remember him well. My sincere sympathies and love to my Aunt Joanne, Cousins, and the Grandkids.
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