Trust the Torch!

Bruce R. Shisler

Bruce R. Shisler, 90, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Valley Hi Nursing Home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Jan. 25, 1923, in Caledonia, Mich., to Wayne and Frances (Youngblood) Shisler. 
On July 7, 1946, he married Jeannette M. Ruehling in East Chicago, Ind.
He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II, starting his military service in radar training and eventually becoming a supply master. He was a lifetime member of Woodstock VFW Post 5040 and the American Legion.
He worked at the former Borden Dairy plant, and later Dean Foods until his retirement in 1990. He was an avid Woodstock Blue Streaks fan and he always encouraged his children and grandchildren to do their best and stay active in their sports. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include five children, Karen (Larry) Graham, Sharon (Larry) Stanger, Richard (Kanako Greenwood), Diane (Steve) Messman and Amy (Mark) Burnett; eight grandchildren, Salina Messman, Hannah Messman, Brian Stanger, Mark Patty, Holly Shisler, Austin Burnett, Shelby Burnett and Steven Graham; a great grandson, Liam Stanger; a sister-in-law, Louise Shisler; and many nieces, nephews and very dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers, Wilen and Robert; and a sister, Marilyn Kooiker.
Visitation was Nov. 3 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. Burial was private at McHenry County Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, the Hooved Animal Humane Society or to JourneyCare Hospice.

Woodstock's most trusted news source. Period.

Keep Exploring

Emma Weber, a senior at Marian Central Catholic High School, is a 4-year track athlete. With more than 60 percent underclassmen on the team, Emma has …

Subscriber Access