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William M. “Bill” Isler                  Send flowers
Services: Monday June 3, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Richland Road Church of Christ Add to Google Calendar
Visitation: Sunday from 3-7 pm at the church and starting at 10 am on Monday at the church before the service
William M. “Bill” IslerCrossWilliam M. “Bill” Isler, 79 of Prospect, died late Thursday evening May 23, 2024 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital. It is very fitting that Bill was out on the farm when he suffered a stroke, he was working where he loved to be right up until the end.

He was born February 1, 1945 in Marion County to the late John Franklin and Dorothy L. (Laucher) Isler. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Gene Isler.

Bill was a farmer. He graduated from Elgin High School in 1963 where he was the FFA President. He stayed active with the Elgin Alumni Assn. over the years.

Bill served our country in the United States Army. He graduated from The Ohio State University and belonged to the Alpha Gamma Sigma fraternity. He still enjoyed the camaraderie of his fraternity brothers.

Bill was a man of faith. He was a longtime dedicated member and Elder at the Richland Road Church of Christ in Marion.

He served his community and profession in many ways over the years. He farmed with his brother Don for many years. He was owner/operator of Isler Genetics. He was a Pure Bred Breeding Stock Producer. Member of the Ohio State Animal Science Hall of Fame. Member of the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame, Ohio State Swine Hall of Fame, active with the Ohio Duroc Assn., former President of the National S.P.F. Assn. and had served on the Prospect Farmers Exchange Board for many years.

Family was always at the front of Bill’s life, he rarely missed any of the grandkids events. He and Kathy enjoyed vacationing in Mexico.

Surviving is his wife, Kathryn (Law) Isler, they were married September 28, 1968 in Parkersburg, W.Va.
Also surviving are their children, David (Lannette) Isler, Scott (Tracie) Isler, Nathan (Alisha) Isler and Amanda (Timothy) Street all of Prospect.
Grandchildren, John Isler, Jacob Isler, Gracelyn Isler, Logan Isler, Sidney Street, Avery Street, Callie Street, Reagan Isler and William Isler
Siblings, Don (Cathy) Isler of Prospect, Dick (Connie) Isler of Delaware, Mary Ann (Tom) Stiffler of Prospect and Marilyn Sue (Mark) McCabe of Prospect
Sister-in-law, Karen Isler of Delaware

Funeral services will be held Monday June 3, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Richland Rd. Church of Christ. Pastor Russell Howard will officiate. Burial will follow in the Prospect Cemetery, where there will be Military Honors given by the Vietnam Veterans of America #1095. Friends may call Sunday from 3-7 pm at the church and starting at 10 am on Monday at the church before the service.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Marion Community Foundation, 504 S. State Street Marion, Ohio 43302, for the purpose of a scholarship being set up for high school students.  Please put the “Bill and Kathy Isler Family Scholarship” in the memo line.

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home is assisting the family

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com


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#1 from: Jim Forry. ,Sr & Patricia Lee
Pioneer
Sat, May 25, 2024 at 12:34 PM

To the family, So sorry for your loss



#2 from: Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, Texas
Sat, May 25, 2024 at 1:16 PM

Isler Family - thoughts and prayers are with your family.  Many happy memories you will always cherish of Bill.  Keep those memories alive. Becky Jacobs Rynders Abilene, Texas



#3 from: Allen (Al) Turnbull
4495 Canal Road NE Pleasantville, OH 43148
Sat, May 25, 2024 at 2:46 PM

So sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. Kathy and entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Al Turnbull  from Alpha Gamma Sigma at OSU.



#4 from: Richard Newlon
New Lexington, OH
Sat, May 25, 2024 at 6:19 PM

Bill was an amazing person. He cared about his family, his profession, and the world around him. He told of he and his wife leaving on a road trip.  She saw their young grandson operating a large combine. She asked if they were going to leave with him driving that huge piece of equipment. Bill smiled, I don’t know why not. This is his third year operating it.  He believed in his family and their abilities.



#5 from: Nathan W. McNeal
Kimbolton
Sat, May 25, 2024 at 8:36 PM

My wife Chris and I were sorry to hear of Bill's passing.  Time and God will help heal.



#6 from: Jeanie and Lauren Park
�LaRue
Sun, May 26, 2024 at 8:24 AM

Tracy and family we are so sorry for your loss. May you sense the presence of God as you face the days ahead.



#7 from: Luan Seiter
 
Sun, May 26, 2024 at 8:47 AM

Praying for you and your family. Bill was a wonderful man and I enjoyed every conversation with him. I would not be surprised if he is talking farming with Stan and my dad. ❤️



#8 from: David Clunk
 
Sun, May 26, 2024 at 9:33 AM

Isler Family, So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He touched and impacted many lives. My sincere sympathy to the Isler family.



#9 from: Sandra French
 
Sun, May 26, 2024 at 9:40 AM

Marilyn and family, you have my deepest sympathy. I didn't know your brother but if he was as nice as you he was a wonderful man.



#10 from: Deborah James
La Rue
Sun, May 26, 2024 at 9:40 AM

Scott, Tracy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for all of your family.



#11 from: April Williams
 
Sun, May 26, 2024 at 10:22 AM

I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing him and his wife was always so friendly at church made everyone feel welcomed prayers 🙏🙏 to all the family April Williams



#12 from: Nick and Amanda Long
Prospect, OH
Sun, May 26, 2024 at 10:47 AM

To the entire Isler family as well as close friends and long time employees, we are so deeply saddened for all of you in mourning. Our hearts ache for you knowing that you've lost such a loved and respected person and role model in your lives. Our hope for all of you is that knowing that Bill was a man of God and did what he loved doing up until the end will bring you the peace and comfort needed to get through this difficult time. Deepest heart-felt condolences 🙏🏼



#13 from: sue Clem
Bellefontaine
Sun, May 26, 2024 at 11:04 AM

My first husband was Bill’s  first cousin. I was part of the Laucher/Isler family for several years and they were some of the nicest family I have been a part of. Bill and I graduated together and at our last get together I got to talk to Bill about family. I am so glad we got to share good memories. Prayers for the family. Sue Clem



#14 from: Nancy Wiley
Richwood
Sun, May 26, 2024 at 1:12 PM

My heart is hurting for the Isler family.  So sorry for your loss. I have great memories of the fun times in CCL. He touched so many lives and will be greatly missed. May God give you strength in this difficult time. God Bless.



#15 from: Malissa Rossiter
 
Sun, May 26, 2024 at 2:22 PM

I was so heartbroken to hear of Bill's passing, my heart goes out to all of you.



#16 from: Tisha Hilliker ( Gerfen)
Prospect
Sun, May 26, 2024 at 2:29 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about Bill.. Growing up I got to know Bill..What a amazing person.. always smiling and helping everyone with their hogs at the fair..My prayers are with everyone in the family..RIH Bill you will be missed



#17 from: Paula Lusetti
 
Sun, May 26, 2024 at 2:46 PM

Mary Ann, I am so sorry to hear about your brother. I will pray for your family Paula



#18 from: James May
Spokane, WA
Sun, May 26, 2024 at 4:25 PM

I was a high school classmate of Bill’s and am saddened by his passing.  I admired his quiet kindness. That image of Bill has stayed with me all of these many years. By all accounts his gentle kindness never disappeared and he continued to be that kind gentle soul till his passing.   It was an honor to have known him, even briefly in this life. Jim May Elgin Class of 1963



#19 from: David Verity
Divide,CO
Sun, May 26, 2024 at 4:46 PM

One of the very best guys! Say HI to Dick.



#20 from: Evelyn Dix Porter
Dahlonega, GA
Sun, May 26, 2024 at 4:50 PM

Mary Ann, Marilyn and rest of the family. I am so sorry for loss   Jack spoke of Bill often.  Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏🏻🙏🏻



#21 from: Johnny Regula
Ostrander
Mon, May 27, 2024 at 12:11 AM

Another agricultural icon from our community that we have lost. Bill was a great mentor and leader of the livestock community. I valued the opportunity to work for Bill and his family for many years .



#22 from: William Gilbert sr.
Kenton ohio
Mon, May 27, 2024 at 2:50 AM

My sincere condolences to all of the family and friends, rest in peace.



#23 from: Pauline Oehler
Sun City West Az
Mon, May 27, 2024 at 12:26 PM

My condolences to the Isler family. May your memories soften your loss and God's love sustain you.                                           Pauline (Daugherty) Oehler



#24 from: Vic and Inez Smith
 
Mon, May 27, 2024 at 7:33 PM

We were so saddened to hear of Bill's death. Our heart goes out to all of you.  He was a wonderful man and a leader of the community.  Our prayers for healing for the loss.



#25 from: Shawn Phoneyavong
Marysville, Ohio
Mon, May 27, 2024 at 8:25 PM

Sorry for your loss.



#26 from: Molly Ratliff Balch
Marysville
Wed, May 29, 2024 at 8:08 PM

So sorry to hear about Tom. I'll be praying for all of you.



#27 from: Brian E Napper
Marion
Thu, May 30, 2024 at 2:41 PM

A very good man. May GOD be with you during this time and forever.



#28 from: Allan Lines
OSU
Fri, May 31, 2024 at 3:57 PM

My condolences to all of the Isler family.  So very sorry for your loss.  The very large group of people that were privileged to know and work with Bill will certainly miss his input into our lives.  



#29 from: Stephen Castillo
Marion
Mon, Jun 3, 2024 at 9:29 PM

Bill was an amazing man! Loved talking to him at basketball games and always putting a smile on my face! So sorry for your loss. ❤️




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