In Memory of

Raymond Schisler

Full Name: Raymond J. Schisler
Date of Birth: September 7, 1930
Date of Death: October 21, 2019
There will be no visitation.
Service Information:
Private Graveside Service Oak Hill Cemetery.

Lewistown- Raymond J. Schisler, 89, of Lewistown passed away at 6:18 AM Monday October 21, 2019 at Graham Hospital in Canton.

He was born September 7, 1930 a son of Ray and Emma (Derry) Schisler. He married Frances G. Keeler on October 2, 1954. She died February 16, 2003. He was also preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. He later married Maurine (Cooper) Derry and she survives. Also surviving are three children, Larry Schisler of Little America, Beverly (Jeff) Lynch of Pekin and Lori (Billy) Braden of Canton, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Ray was a heavy equipment operator for several coal mines retiring from Freeman United Coal Mine at Industry. He served in the Army during the Korean War as a military policeman.  Ray was a member of the Waterford Union Church and later attended the Lewistown Nazarene Church. He was also a member of the UMWA, Lewistown VFW Post 5001 and Lewistown American Legion Bishop Post 1. Ray was a hard worker and loved spending time at the Schisler Family Farm where he enjoyed picking apples, raising cattle and mushrooming.  He enjoyed family reunions and felt it was important for all his family to attend.

A private graveside service will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown with Kevin Stoneking officiating. A military service will be conducted by the Lewistown VFW Post 5001 and the Lewistown American Legion Bishop Post 1. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be made at

From: Vickie AldridgeOct 22 2019 9:57PM
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you all at this difficult time.
From: Ardith Brown DetersOct 23 2019 7:53AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you...…
From: Lorenda SpilkerOct 23 2019 10:23AM
Our deepest sympathy to Raymond's family. A great man, always friendly and kind. Lorenda and Alvin Spilker
From: Margaret GardnerOct 23 2019 11:37AM
My condolences to all of Ray's family and friends. I met Ray and Maurine 5 years ago when they attended our Sunday School class and worship. Ray was very verbal about his faith in our Lord, Jesus and shared it with anyone he talked with. When he became too ill to attend we often prayed for them and will pray for Maurine and all of you to have his strong belief.
From: Marilyn L. AdenOct 24 2019 12:07AM
Lori and Billy,
Warm thoughts surrounding you and yours.  
From: Teresa ProsserOct 24 2019 10:35AM
We are so sorry to hear about your loss.  Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Tom and Teresa Prosser
From: UMWA LU 2488Oct 30 2019 12:47PM
On behalf of the brother and sisters of LU 2488 we send or condolences. We have a lot of fond memories of Ray through the years he worked at the Industry Mine.
From: UMWA UL 2488Oct 30 2019 1:02PM
On behalf of the brothers and sisters of UL2488 we send our condolences.We have a lot of fond memories of Ray though the years he worked at the Industry Mine.

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