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Merle Tisor

September 22, 1946 ~ August 19, 2018 (age 71)

Merle Tisor, 71, of Burlington, died at 8:38 AM Sunday, August 19, 2018, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.

Born September 22, 1946, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, he was the son of Donald Merle and Faye Ballinger Tisor. He married Janice Vandiver in April of 1967. They later divorced. On May 14, 1988, he married Connie Bock Lyons in Naples, Florida. 

Merle worked on the line at General Electric for 38 years and later retired. 

He graduated from Burlington High School in 1964. He attended SCC.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Vietnam War from 1966 until 1969.

Merle enjoyed golfing and fishing. He also loved walking his dog, Jake, his forever friend. 

Survivors include his wife, Connie, two daughters, Amanda (Adam) Fawcett, and Michelle (Corey) Graham, both of Burlington, two step-sons, Sean (Tara) Lyons of Anchorage, AL, and Christopher (Michelle) Lyons of Kansas City, KA, one step-daughter, Amanda (Francisco) Sanchez-Losada of San Diego, CA, seven grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and two half brothers, John and Teddy McCully.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his father-in-law Richard Bock. 

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.

The memorial service for Mr. Tisor will be 7:00 pm Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with Reverend David J. Yonker officiating. Full military honors will be rendered by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard. A celebration of life and lantern release will be Saturday, September 22, 2018. Details to follow.

Memorials have been established for Great River Hospice House and Des Moines Humane Society.

 

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