Donald L. Schisler
1943 - 2020
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GALESBURG - Donald L. Schisler, 76, Galesburg, died unexpectedly at 7:42 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in the emergency room of OSF St. Mary Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 4, 1943, in Macomb, the son of Kenneth Dwight and Minnie Pauline (Hunt) Schisler. He married Bonnie Lou (Lowe) Stout on March 15, 1973, in Galesburg. She preceded him in death on Dec. 22, 2017, after nearly 45 years of marriage.

He is survived by two daughters, Ronda Helms of Abingdon and Tammy Schisler of Galesburg; five stepchildren, Kevin (Jeanne) Stout, Heath (Cindy) Stout and Dawn Quinn, all of Galesburg, Jolene (Steve) Woodruff of Missouri and Carla (Bob) Fuller of Champaign; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth W. Schisler of Oscoda, Michigan; a sister, Linda K. (Peter) Bergmann of Galesburg; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bob and Danny Schisler; a sister, Eileen Foutch; two stepbrothers; and four stepsisters.

Don was a conductor for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for 37 years. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Bears fan. He also enjoyed golfing, reading, bowling, and fishing with his grandchildren.

After graduating from Abingdon High School, Don served in the United States Air Force from 1962 to 1966. He was a member and current commander of the Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post 381 in Abingdon. He had also served on the honor guard.

Cremation will be accorded. Private family graveside service with military honors will be Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in the Rock Island National Cemetery on Arsenal Island. Memorial contributions may be made to the Abingdon American Legion Honor Guard. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel is handling arrangements for the family. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.

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Published in The Register-Mail on Sep. 10, 2020.
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September 15, 2020
Westward bound my friend. A pleasure working with you for so many years.
william logan
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September 13, 2020
Well my friend you have earned your wings. Your wife is waiting on you. So sorry to hear this my condolence to the family. Until we meet again.
Michael Jordan
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September 11, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Larry Van Velsor
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September 11, 2020
One of the most amazing, sweetest grandpa's I have ever met. He loved spoiling his grand kids. I will always remember this man. What a huge loss for this family. I am praying for you.
Deanna
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September 10, 2020
I didn't know you sir, but thank you for your service to this great country of ours. Rest in peace.
Lois Gustafson
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