NEW HAMBURG -- Joseph Phillip "Joe" Heisserer, 89, died at 8:33 a.m. July 2, 2006, at his home in New Hamburg.
Born Oct. 3, 1916, in Kelso, son of the late August and Clara Bucher Heisserer, he was a self-employed farm machine repairman and a bus driver for Kelso C-7 School District for 12 years. A United States Air Force veteran of World War II, he was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg, where he was a member of St. Joseph Sodality and a Eucharistic minister.
On Nov. 22, 1938, he married Coletta L. Glastetter who preceded him in death on June 14, 2003.
Three sisters and two brothers also preceded him in death.
Survivors include: four sons, Joe A. Heisserer, Elmer Heisserer and Ralph Heisserer, all of New Hamburg and Tom Heisserer of Jackson; four daughters, Dorothy Menz of New Hamburg, Anna Bollinger of Scott City, Helen Cleary of Midwest City, Okla. and Kathy Boesch of Mariton, N.J.; four brothers, Linus Heisserer of Scott City, Lawrence Heisserer of Benton, Barney Heisserer of Kelso and Cletus Heisserer of St. Louis; two sisters, Liz Dannenmueller and Rita Eichhorn of Kelso; 29 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, 38 great-
grandchildren, nine great-stepgrandchildren, three great-great-
grandchildren and three great-great-stepgrandchildren.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee with parish prayers at 6 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Normand Varone officiating.
Burial with full military graveside services will follow in St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery in New Hamburg.
Pallbearers will be: Troy Heisserer, Richard Bollinger, Kenric Heisserer, Matthew Heisserer, Cory Heisserer, Danny Menz, Jason Boesch and Frank Cleary.