OBITUARY

Louis Wayne Sisler Sr.

September 7, 1932April 29, 2021
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PEKIN ~ Louis Wayne Sisler, Sr., 88, of Pekin, passed away at 1:34 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2021 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born September 7, 1932 in Washington to John Wayne and Rosemary (Klassert) Sisler, he married Priscilla Mae Hoover on July 11, 1954 in Bartonville.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years; two daughters, Theresa (Dennis) Myers of Green Valley and Lisa Ann (Sonny) Merritt of Pekin; three sons, Louis Wayne Sisler, Jr. of Pekin, Clarence Andrew (Katrina) Sisler of Weatherford, Oklahoma and John Bruce Sisler of Pekin; seven grandchildren, Melissa, Tinaya, Bryan, Ashlyn, Jared, Jessica and Kyle; nine great-grandchildren; five brothers, Dorsey Sisler of Elizabethtown, Charles (Linda) Sisler of North Pekin, Mike Sisler of Marquette Heights, Marvin Dively of Pekin and Ron (Tina) Sisler of North Pekin and four sisters, Mona Piro of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Pat (Bill) Beaty of Morton, Marcia (Glen) Rhoades of Marquette Heights and Tina Jolly of Pekin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Carmelia Jean; one grandson, Jacob Adam Myers; two brothers, Donald and Steven Sisler and one sister, Betty LaMaster.

Louis worked at Caterpillar, Inc. as a core setter in Mapleton from 1951 until his retirement in 1982. He was also a member of the U.A.W Local 974 in East Peoria.

A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, Louis enjoyed fishing, picking blackberries and hunting morel mushrooms. He was also a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.

His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. The Rev. Judy Doyle will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Guidelines regarding social distancing and wearing of masks will be followed. Burial will be at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude, Midwest Affiliate, 530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61637.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kyle Myers
  • Jared Sisler
  • Tinaya Dickey
  • Melissa Spiller
  • Bryan Merritt
  • Jessica Merritt
  • Ashlyn Housewright
  • Ben Spiller, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Brayden Merritt, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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Steven Cummings

May 5, 2021

My heart and prayers go out to the family. May God's comfort encompass you.

Brian Sluga

May 4, 2021

Sorry to hear the passing Mr. Sisler. I remember him as a kind man from high school track meets with John and I. Prayers go out to John his family and friends. God Bless his soul on this day.

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Allen & Carole Martin

May 3, 2021

Mona, so sorry to hear about your brother's death. I hope knowing he had a long life gives you some comfort.
Carole Hill Martin & Allen Martin

Allen & Carole Martin

May 3, 2021


Bryan, sorry to hear of your grandfather's death. We did not know Louis Sisler but we did know his parents, who were very active in the Amvets North Pekin Post. We remember them well.
Allen & Carole

Tom Woodmancy

May 1, 2021

I'm sorry for your loss, John. The Packers lost one of their greatest fans

Tom Dilbeck

May 1, 2021

Lou and family, Hi there ! Amazing how fast time has gone from the N. Pekin glory days ! Your husband/dad always would have a smile on his face plus time to talk with a little auburn haired boy ! Respectful constantly and on behalf of Steve and Brad Strickfaden we are so sorry !! Tom Dilbeck

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