Dale E. Heishman

Godfrey | Tuesday, December 7 2010

Dale E. Heishman, 77, died at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at St. Anthony’s Health Center in Alton after a ten year battle with Leukemia.

He was born July 25, 1933 in DeWitt, Mo. the son of the late Gordon and Nedra (Hazlet) Heishman.

On Aug. 9, 1958 in Hartford he married the former Dolores (Durham) and she survives.  He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and a member of the Hartford Church of Christ, East Maple St. Chapel.  In 1993 he retired as an all around machinist from McDonnell Douglas Corp. in St. Louis after 36 years of service. Dale was a great handyman, wood crafter, wood painter and basket maker.

Surviving are two daughters; Brenda smith of East Alton and Margaret Wiser and her husband Kenneth of Wichita, Ks., five grandchildren; Kyle Smith, James Heishman and wife Rose, Kenneth Wiser Jr., Mary Newby and husband Chris and Nicholas Wiser, four great grandchildren; Nathan and Shawn Heishman and Ciara and Sage Newby, two brothers; Herman Heishman and his wife Ruth of DeWitt, Marvin Heishman and his wife Sue of Colombia, Mo, two sisters; Barbara Ballwin of Colombia, Mo and Sharon Barnett and her husband Terry of Sedalia, Mo., two sisters in law; Linda Heishman of Brunswick, Mo. and Carolyn West of DeWitt.  He was preceded in death by one grandchild; Amanda Jane Smith and two brothers; Delmar and Lloyd Heishman Sr. and one sister; Daisy Heishman.

Visitation will be from 11:30 am until funeral services at 1:30 pm at Gent Funeral Home
in Alton.  Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.  Memorials may be
made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Additional information and online
guestbook may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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