Andrew LeRoy Hisler Sr., 85, of Somerville, passed away peacefully with his wife and family at his side at Maine Medical Center, Portland on Nov. 16.
Andy was born Dec. 4, 1931 in Somerville to parents Randolph and Eleanor Falconi Hisler.
He proudly served in the Army in the Korean War. As a young man he was gainfully employed by Lipimans Poultry, Hillcrest Poultry, Tank & Culvert, Lee Brothers Construction, and retired from BM Clarks.
Andy loved his family, riding on his tractor, and doing various odd jobs. He always enjoyed visiting with family and friends, going out to eat with his wife Joyce, and exploring the back roads of Maine. In his later years he enjoyed camping in Jackman.
Andy was predeceased by his parents; wife, Marilyn Hawes; second wife of 40 years, Arlene (Tina) Light Hisler; brothers, Stanley Hisler, and Leon Routh; sisters, Beatrice Routh, and Mary Cobb; stepson, Melvin Light; and son-in-law, Dana Chase.
Andy is survived by his wife of 24 years, Joyce; children, Marilyn Crochere and husband Joey of Chelsea, Joan Patrick and husband Mark of Ohio, Randolph Hisler and wife Colleen of China, Andrew Hisler and wife Janice of Somerville, Leon Hisler and companion Paula of Somerville, and Bernice Chase and companion Al of East Winthrop; stepchildren, Travis DeBlois and wife Berdina of Winthrop, Pete DeBlois and companion Wendy of Winthrop, Joseph DeBlois and wife Dianne of Winthrop, Patsy Hatch of Dixfield, Gene Hatch of Winthrop, and Dorothy St. Hilaire and husband Kevin of Winthrop; sister, Eleanor Crandall of Augusta; brother, Albert Routh and wife Cheryl of Florida; six grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
At the request of Andy there will be no visiting hours. There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m., Sat., Nov. 25 at Sand Hill Cemetery in Somerville.
Memorial contributions may be made in Andy’s memory to Kennebec Valley Humane Society, 20 Pet Haven Lane, Augusta, ME 04330.
Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Service, One Church St., Augusta.