Ed Sisler

October 10, 1922 - June 5, 2013


Ed Sisler
Thief River Falls, MN age 90 died on Wednesday, June 05, 2013 at Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine, MN.

Funeral Services will be held 3:00 PM on Monday, June 10, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls, MN with Rev. John Voelker PhD officiating.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, MN. Visitation will also be held from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM on Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Clifford Edwin Sisler was born on October 10, 1922 in Grand Rapids, MN to Dr. & Mrs. C.E. Sisler. He graduated from the Grand Rapids Schools and then graduated from the Itasca Junior College in Coleraine, MN. After 2 quarters attending University of Minnesota, he interrupted his education and entered the US Army during WWII. He served 32 months in the medical corp.

Ed was united in marriage to Caroline Vemilyea on February 24, 1946. He then reentered the University of MN and graduated with a BS in Agriculture. He accepted a teaching job (Veterans Ag Instructor). After 6 years, Ed returned to the University of MN and earned a MA degree. He then returned to Greenbush, MN to teach 2 years of science and 6 years of Vocational Agriculture. Ed was then hired with the Thief River Falls Schools to teach farm management. After 6 years, he accepted the area vocational agriculture position in Thief River Falls. During this time he was awarded a 1 year sabbatical leave. He retuned to Thief River Falls to his position and taught until 1984 when he retired.

During Edís retirement years in Thief River Falls he accepted various volunteer positions. He was active at Trinity Lutheran Church, where he served on the council, Sunday School teacher, and the Trinity Foundation. He was active at the Heritage Center, Thief River Falls Education Foundation, Pennington County American Cancer Society President, State of Minnesota American Cancer Society, Golden Pioneers President, Meals on Wheels President, Lutheran Brotherhood President, and Hospice.

Survived by his wife Caroline, sons David Sisler of Thief River Falls, MN, Mark Sisler of Irving, TX, Timothy (Debby) Sisler of Albertville, MN, daughter Rebecca Miller of Perry, IA; grandsons Jeremy (Joy), Chad (Wendy), David, Adam, Matthew; granddaughters, Amy, Sara, Tina; great grandsons, Michael, Jacob, Christopher, Caleb, Cameron and Jory; great granddaughters, Ashley and Sophia; and brothers Albert (Barbara), David (Cleo); sister, Barbara (Kermit) Kjolhaug; sister-in-law, Carol Sisler; and many other relatives and friends.

Ed loved his God, Caroline, family, friends, and people in general. Grandpa Ed loved to spend time with his grandkids teaching them how to ice skate. He also enjoyed gardening, reading, and life. He considered it a privilege and an honor to have worked with his wonder workers (his Vo-Ag teachers) for some 18 years.

Ed is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Richard.

Memorials may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church of Thief River Falls, MN or also to the Parkinson's Foundation.

SPECIAL MUSIC: Greg Dally & Paula Adamson
PALLBEARERS: Jeremy Sisler, Chad Miller, David Miller, Adam Sisler, Matthew Sisler, Michael Severson, Jacob Seglim, Christopher Davis
MILITARY HONORS: Ecklund-Holmstrom American Legion Post #117 & Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2793


Born: October 10, 1922
Place of Birth: Grand Rapids, MN
Death: June 5, 2013
Place of Death: Erskine, MN


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Funeral Service

Monday June 10, 2013, 3:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church
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Sunday June 9, 2013, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church
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Prayer Service

Sunday June 9, 2013, 7:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church
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Memorial donations may be made to:
Parkinson's Disease Foundation
Trinity Lutheran Church 325 Horace Ave. N. Thief River Falls, MN 56701