Carroll "Sonny" Kissler

December 24, 1939October 12, 2020

Carroll “Sonny” Dwayne Kissler, 80 of Gering, Nebraska passed away at home with family at his side Monday, October 12, 2020. His memorial service will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Ben Poole officiating. Husker or casual attire requested. Cremation has taken place. Memorials may be given to the church. Online condolences may be left at Gering Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Sonny was born on December 24, 1939 in Gering, Nebraska to Henry and Mary (Schwabauer) Kissler. He attended Gering Schools. He married Carole McClure on May 29, 1960 in Scottsbluff and to this union three children were born Kimberly, Kevin and Koni. He worked at Swift & Co until they closed in 1977. He did some construction work, then worked at Wholesale Motive until retirement. In retirement, he drove for Gering/Scottsbluff and First Student. Sonny was a member of the First Baptist Church for many years and was a Trustee for numerous years. He was a member of the Gering Volunteer Fire Department and the Eagles. He loved to watch his grandchildren and great grandchildren play sports. Sonny enjoyed camping, fishing, he taught his children to water ski, loved attending Husker and Rockies games with his family and playing a good game of cards. He was proud he visited every state in the United States. Survivors include his wife of 60 years Carole; daughter Kimberly (Darrin) Prowant of Thorton, CO; son Kevin (Nan) Kissler of Mitchell, NE and daughter Koni (Cory) Kilpatrick of Scottsbluff, NE; 7 grandchildren Matthew Schuldies, Daniel Schuldies, Bailey Rodriguez, Cassidy Hill, Kensey Kissler, Koby Kilpatrick and Jordan Prowant; 9 great grandchildren; brother Edward Kissler of TX and sister Ruth Michal of CO and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Henry, Herb, Leo and John Kissler, sisters Ruby Wilson, Emma Ostermiller, Frieda Prano, Amelia Kahler and Betty Kramer. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.


  • Matthew Schuldies, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Daniel Schuldies, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bailey Rodriguez, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Cassidy Hill, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kensey Kissler, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Koby Kilpatrick, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jordan Prowant, Honorary Pallbearer

  • First Baptist Church


  • Memorial Service

    Friday, October 16, 2020


Carroll "Sonny" Kissler

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Irene McKibbon

October 17, 2020

I will always remember Sonny's memorial service. It was such a lovely service. Lots of family and friends. He was loved by so many!!! I love your family too, Equilla

Keith & Slaymaker

October 16, 2020

Was saddened to hear of Sonny's passing. May his life's memories bring you comfort and peace during this most difficult time.

Gary&Joann Debus

October 15, 2020

Kevin, Nan and Kensey , SO sorry for the loss of you father and please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care Gary and Joann

Morgan Wallace

October 15, 2020

Sonny was a beloved member of the Gering Public Schools family. From sporting events to academic trips, students were always ecstatic to see Sonny! He will be missed by so many students and staff whose lives he touched. Sending prayers and condolences to his friends and family.

Bruce and Donna Bennett

October 14, 2020

Dear Kevin and family,
May you find strength in the loving memories you
have of your dad. These are his wonderful gifts
to you. We will all be reunited at Father Gods
calling and what a glorious time that will be.
Friends in Jesus Christ,
Bruce and Donna(Acker)Bennett
Kyle, Texas

Gary Cole

October 14, 2020

How I treasure the good memories of Sonny - more than my parishioner - a good and dear brother in the Lord. His quiet calmness, his dedication to his tasks at church, his warm greeting whenever we would meet. The way he took care of the church and parsonage lawn was superlative. He truly cared about whatever he did.
I wonder if they have John Deere tractors heaven ... Sonny is probably driving one right now...
God's holy peace and comfort to all of Sonny's family.
Pastor Gary and Cheri Cole


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