Eddie Heisler was born 28th of December 1948 to Warren and Geraldine “Bennett” Heisler in Pawnee, Oklahoma. He attended Pawnee schools graduating with the class of 1967. During high school, he was an active member in FFA. After graduating, he operated a custom combine harvest business from Texas to South Dakota. The combine crew would spend their nights sleeping under the trucks when motels were too distant. This habit became less frequent after a rattlesnake wanted to share someone’s sleeping bag. Custom sheep shearing was something passed down from generation to generation and Eddie continued in the tradition. He stepped right in and continued to serve the family’s customers. He also worked alongside his brother, Richard, and father in the oilfield. He followed in their footsteps of military service and served in the Army National Guard until he was honorably discharged. He farmed and ran cattle until he was injured while gathering cattle horseback. After a lengthy recovery, he continued to raise cattle up until he retired. He was quite the teller of tales before his accident and continued until his passing.
Eddie and Joyce Sallee were married in June of 1973 at the Masham Baptist Church. This union ended, but his proudest moment was the birth of his daughter Kelli Heisler-Black in 1977.
He is survived by daughter Kelli Heisler Black and Bruce Greenshields, and grandchildren Avery, Madeline, and James Greenshields of Stillwater, his Sister-in-law, Phyllis “Sallee” Heisler, brothers, Rex Heisler, Randy Heisler and wife Carol Ann, all of Pawnee, sister, Chiquita “Heisler” Henry and husband Bill of Maryville, Missouri and numerous family and friends.
Preceded in death by parents Warren and Geraldine Heisler and brother Richard Heisler.