Callahan-Edfast Mortuary & Crematory

2515 Patterson Rd., Grand Junction, CO


Walter Edward Wissler

July 6, 1945November 2, 2019

Walter “Ed” Wissler was born to Walter and Ethel Wissler on July 6, 1945 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ed was first married in 1965 and they had 2 children, and later divorced. On September 1, 1979, he married Wanda Schliebe. They lived in Monument Colorado until 1981 when they moved to Parachute. Ed was a heavy equipment operator. He is a retired member of Local 12 Operating Engineers. Ed retired from Garfield County Road and Bridge in 2013. He was on the Parachute Volunteer Fire Department in the early 80’s and a member of Fraternal Order of Eagle #3947 in Castle Rock, CO. Ed was an active member at Grace Bible Church in Parachute. Ed was a devoted husband and loved his friends and family very much. He is proceeded in death by his parents and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Wanda, his step-son Dan Schliebe (Judy), step-daughter Tammy Schliebe, step-daughter Lana Spratte (Shawn), son Rob Wissler, daughter Leisa Rosen, grandchildren Tyler, Dylan, Cole, Tristan, Justin, Hailey, Brady and Chad. Sister Fern Britt, Muriel Hamilton, nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Grace Bible Church in Parachute, CO on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 4:00pm. In leu of flowers the family ask that gifts be made to Grace Bible Church of Parachute in Ed’s memory.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 9, 2019


Walter Edward Wissler

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Ken Barber

November 10, 2019

My memories of Ed are childhood memories - of great adventures together as we roamed the timber and pastures near our homes. Ed is my mom’s little brother born two years after I was born and we grew up together, more like brothers than uncle and nephew. We built home made rafts and floated them on various ponds found in nearby ranches. We crafted make it yourself kites, and boats, built snow forts and held off the neighboring kids in snowball fights. We walked miles, just the two of us, as we explored the secrets of the Black Forest where I lived, and the large hill known as Bald Mountain near his ranch. And, we rode horses for miles and miles as we enjoyed our summer freedom from school.

The years and miles took us apart as adults, each building our own lives in separate parts of the country. I’m saddened to learn of his passing, but will always treasure his companionship as we experienced life as youngsters together. Bon voyage Ed, till we meet again. Our condolences to Ed’s family and blessings to each as they remember Ed.

Rosella Burchfield

November 9, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ed was a special person and I know how hard it is to lose your spouse. Just know that I am here and will be glad to assist you in any way. I know that you have a lot of family and friends right now but it may get lonely when they are gone. So I will call you in a week or two and check on you! Love you, Rosella, Billie and Jack

Ed and Sally Baker

November 9, 2019

We will miss Ed so much! He was a very nice guy and so helpful. He and Ed were on the Bluestone Water District together. He was always ready to volunteer.