James Leo Shisler, 84, of Sweet Springs, died Monday, May 2, 2005, at Harry S. Truman Veterans' Hospital in Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 5, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Sweet Springs. William W. Harlow will officiate. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Sweet Springs. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial with graveside military rites will be in Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.
Born July 29, 1920, in Fristoe, he was the son of the late Gilbert Shisler and Rebecca Schouten Shisler. On May 18, 1940, he married Louietta M. Krause, who preceded him in death May 29, 1995. He had lived in Sweet Springs most of his life and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He had been in the trucking business, delivering gravel and lime to local farmers for many years. He had owned and operated Savex Service Station and had been a welder for Black Silver and Bryson in Kansas City. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific theater for 20 months. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 279 in Sweet Springs and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5649 in Concordia.
Survivors include one daughter, Janet Sims of Oak Grove; two sons, Wally Shisler of Sweet Springs and Ronald Shisler of Sedalia; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Patty Lou Shisler; one son, Donald L. Shisler; one sister; one brother; and one great-grandson.