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MUSCATINE, Iowa - Albert G. Whisler, 69, of 700 West Seventh St, died Saturday, February 2, 2002, at Genesis Hospital East Campus, Davenport.

Graveside services will be in the Soldiers Section of Greenwood Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. A luncheon will be held at the American Legion Post 27, 110 South Houser following the committal service.

There will be no visitation and the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Whisler was born on Nov. 19, 1932, in Muscatine, the son of Joseph and Eunice Wymer Whisler. He married Frances M. Allen on March 17, 1957, in Wynette, Illinois.

He was a US Army veteran serving in the Korean War.

He owned and operated A-1 Foreign Car Service for 15 years.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Whisler of Muscatine; two sons, Joseph E. Whisler of Muscatine and Gerald L. Whisler and his wife, Laurette, of Muscatine; one daughter, Linda J. Ward and her husband, Michael, of St. Louis, Missouri; five grandchildren, Dustin Whisler, Donovan Whisler, Lindsay Ward, Christopher Ward and Jennifer Whisler; one brother, Woodrow Whisler of Sheffield, Illinois and one sister, Juanita Miller of Muscatine.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and five sisters.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Emma Elisabeth Whisler, 78, of Muscatine, died Wednesday, November 15, 2006, at Muscatine Care Center.

Ralph Jeamby will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Richard Hemm, David Bird, Tom Hickey, Ron Dunker, Dan Harris, and William Whitlock. Honorary bearers will be Wayne Schaapveld, Ed Fuller, Whitey Meyer Jr., Doug Reiter, and Robert Whitlock. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Muscatine Special Olympics for Camp Courageous Camperships.

Emma was born on March 20, 1928, in Muscatine, the daughter of Paul N. and Erika P. Linsser Lenz. She married Charles Whisler on October 21, 1951, in Muscatine. He preceded her in death in 1982.

She retired from the Rock Island, Milwaukee, and Soo Line Railroads with over thirty years of service.

Emma was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Women of the Moose, American Legion Auxiliary, life member of American Motorcycle Association, and life member of Motor Maids of America. She also was past president of Muscatine Retarded Association and held the first Special Olympics in Muscatine. She also originated the Summer Program for the Retarded Children of Muscatine County.

The loves and joys of her life were her family, especially Sarah. She also loved mushroom hunting, gardening and feeding the birds.

Survivors include one son, C. Eric Whisler and wife, Suzanne of Wilton; one granddaughter, Sarah Whisler of Wilton; one sister-in-law, Alyce Lenz; several nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.

Emma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles, one daughter, Janet, four brothers, Horst, Paul, Joachim, and Ludwig.
WASHINGTON, Iowa - Neal I. Whisler, 76, of Washington, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at the Washington County Hospital, following a sudden illness.

The Rev. Fred Bickhart will officiate. Internment will be at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Brighton.

A memorial has been established for Paws and More Animal Shelter in Washington.

Mr. Whisler was born May 25, 1931, in Brighton, the son of Neal G. and Leona F. (McNeese) Whisler.

He graduated from Brighton High School.

He married Bette D. Jacobs in 1966 in Kahoka, Mo. She died in 1996.

He was a resident of Washington since 1995. Prior to living in Washington, he lived most of his life in Brighton and in Richland for five years.

He was employed at the Kaser Corp. for 40 years, until his retirement in 1994.

He is survived by three daughters, Susan Christian of Vandalia, Mo., Mary Richardson and her husband, Mel, of Washington and Pamela Garrett and her husband, Tom, of Vancouver, Wash.; three sons, Ralph Allen of Coralville, Ronald Sistern and his wife, Valerie, of Washington and Gordon Sistern of Springfield, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife.

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