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"Westerners, put on your chaps,
Buckle on your spurs,
Loosen up the reins of our old fighting Westerners.
Sportsmanship, then victory is the motto of our high,
Come along, you brave old Westerners, we will do or die.
will gallop over all the sweeping prairie land,
will fight for black and gold, true Westerner brand.
Lubbock High in golden letters, we will glorify,
Come along, you brave old Westerners; we will do or die"
Lubbock High School Class of 1955 News!!
Gloria Waller Schisler’s husband
States Air Force,
where he served for four years. After the Air Force, he attended
Western Illinois University in Macomb and graduated in 1959 with a
Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. In 1962, he graduated from
Northeast Missouri State Teachers College (now Truman State
University) in Kirksville, Missouri, with a Masters Degree.
MILLS - Former United States Congressman and former Illinois State
Representative Gale Schisler of London Mills died on Sunday,
February 2, 2020, at 1:50 a.m. at Farmington Country Manor in
He was born on a farm in
Indian Point Township, Knox County, Illinois, on March 2, 1933, to
Claire D. and Doris A. (Jacobs) Schisler. He married Carolyn Cochran
in November of 1957. They had three children, Kim Schisler, Jill
(Kent) Sherwood and Kurt Schisler. They divorced in 1977. On July
26, 1980, he married Gloria Waller Richter in
Springfield, Illinois. She survives.
Other survivors are his
son, Kurt Schisler of Canton, Illinois; step-daughter, Tamara
Richter (Bob-deceased) Burris of Petersburg, Illinois; a
granddaughter, Elicia (Justin) Munson of Fairview, Illinois; a
grandson, Corey Barnes of Peoria, Illinois; his great-grandchildren,
Melody Barnes of Canton, Samantha, Tyler and Connor Munson of
Fairview and Emma and David Barnes of Canton; his sisters, Yvonne
Lewis of Decatur, Illinois, Jody Dolan of Arlington, Texas, Anita
(Brian) Hickok of San Antonio, Texas, and Jeri Schisler of
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina; and several cousins, nieces and
He was preceded in death
by his parents; his daughters, Kimberly Jo Schisler and Jill P.
Sherwood; one grandson, Aaron Barnes; and his brother, Roger
Gale attended Indian
Point School, a one-room school, through the eighth grade and later
graduated from Abingdon High School in 1951. He then enlisted into
His first teaching job
was in London Mills as a teacher and principal. He was very
well-liked and he knew all of his students and wanted them to
achieve to the best of their abilities. Then politics came into the
In November of 1964, he
was elected to the U.S. Congress. There, he served on the House
Committee on Science and Aeronautics (sub-committee on Manned Space
Flight), as well as other committees. When returning to Illinois,
Governor Otto Kerner asked him to head the Office of
Intergovernmental Cooperation, which he did. In 1968, he was elected
to the Illinois House of Representatives. He remained there for 12
years, 6 of which he was the Chairman of the Agriculture Committee.
He served on a number of other committees – Education, Financial
Institutions and Conservation, to name a few. He always listened to
his voters and cast his votes in response to what the Fulton County
voters indicated through their letters and phone calls. He did his
best to help people cut through the red tape and get their needs
taken care of. He was proud to help his constituents. When he didn't
win re-election in 1980, he became an assistant to the Director of
the State's Attorneys Appellate Commission. He retired at the end of
His time to relax and
enjoy life began then. Always a cowboy at heart, he took his horses
and headed to Glenwood, New Mexico, for a few months each year. He
loved it there – warm weather, friendly people and lots of mountains
to ride in. He often helped the ranchers move their cattle to
different pastures, or helped build their fences, or whatever there
was to do. He hunted, he fished, he read. He just enjoyed life.
After 11 years, he and
Gloria took some wonderful trips – four to New Mexico, of course.
And again, he had lots of time to read, and he did.
Gale belonged to the
Former Members of Congress, NRA and American Legion and was a 32nd
degree Mason and 50-year member of the London Masonic Lodge #808 in
Silvis, Illinois, and a member of the Missouri Fox Trotters Horse
A funeral service will
be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the London Mills United Methodist
Church. The Rev. Russ Rhodes will officiate. Burial with military
rites will be in the Abingdon Cemetery. Visitation will be held from
2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Abingdon Chapel is in
charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to
the London Mills United Methodist Church, 201 Plato St., London
Mills, IL 61544; or Western Illinois University Foundation, 303
Sherman Hall/1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455.
Online condolences may
be made at www.h-p-w.com.
Published in Peoria Journal Star from Feb. 5 to Feb. 7, 2020
Our condolence and cards
can be sent to Gloria:
Mrs Gale Schisler, 9199 E
Coal Church Rd, London Mills IL 61544 309-357-4278
Charles Lambert will have quadruple bypass surgery at 7:30am
tomorrow (12/14/2006) in Dallas at the Parkland Hospital.
Charles was a good friend to many of us,
so let's all keep him in our prayers and thoughts.
Wallace McAfee, Tom Bird, & Von Seth Bertram Adams are LOST.
Does anyone know where they are??
Sarjim had a note from Melva:
Thinking of you today. Enjoyed talking with you last time. Hope you
are well & staying out of trouble. I will be moving on June 7th so
expect that whole week to be "confusing & a mess" to say the least.
Will let you know my new address later.
Thanks for all your work in keeping us in touch. My eMail will remain
the same (email@example.com
& my phone # will be the same also (hopefully). Last move I was able
to keep the same phone #. I have used that eMail address for a long,
With best wishes,
Melva Jones Petroff
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