Billy G. Fiesler, Sr., 85, of Hannibal, Missouri, died at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, November 18, 2013, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Burial with Full Military Honors by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 will be at Grand View Burial Park.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 17, 2013, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
Mr. Fiesler, Sr. was born January 30, 1928, in Illmo, Missouri, to Neal and Wanda Lee Gearing Fiesler.
He was married to Betty Jean Nine on January 25, 1950, in St. Louis, MO. She survives.
Other survivors include 3 children, Dorothy Collier (Bill) of Hannibal, MO, Billy G. Fiesler, Jr. (Rhonda) of Hannibal, MO, and Shirley Niskanen of Arnold, MO; 8 grandchildren, Amy Winningham (Mike), Chad Collier (Jayne), April Fiesler, Melody Wright (Howard), Neal Fiesler, Bryan Niskanen, Chris Niskanen (Chelsie) and Eric Niskanen; 5 great-grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
He is preceded in death by 1 daughter, Donna Fiesler; 1 granddaughter, Christy Collier; and 1 sister, Vivian Reeves.
Mr. Fiesler was a United States Army Veteran. He previously worked as a pressman for 19 years at Western Publishing Company and retired from Jefferson Printing in St. Louis, MO. Mr. Fiesler enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing in his younger years. He was a talented musician who played many instruments including the organ and drums. Billy was also a gifted artist who enjoyed painting and sketching. He was a Baptist by faith.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Donor’s Choice in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Neal Fiesler, Chad Collier, Jeremy Otten, Jeffery Otten, Mike Winningham Michael Winningham, and Nick Long.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bryan Chris and Eric Niskanen.
Online condolences may be made and video tributes may be viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com