STEPHENVILLE - Edwin “Ed” Harry Cisler, 86, a loving husband and father, went to be with our Lord. A memorial service with military honors will be held at noon Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Doug McLemore officiating. Arrangements are by Lacy Funeral Home.

Ed was born to Edwin and Beryl Cisler in Chicago, Ill. He spent his childhood in Chicago and at his family’s Lake House on Little Travers Lake in Travers City, Mich. enjoying summers of fishing and hunting. He enlisted in the Navy in 1945 and served on the USS Leyte until 1948. He married Anita LaVerne Taber on May 27, 1950 in Chicago, Ill. After having four children and surviving the blizzard of 1967 the family relocated to Dallas in 1969. He worked as a salesman in the flooring industry for most of his life. If it went on the floor he probably sold it. When he wasn’t traveling as a salesman he also enjoyed working at the Western Place on weekends. While working there he met Charlie Pride, Ray Charles, Charlie Rich, Willy Nelson and many other famous performers. In 1979 the family moved to Seabrook. Living in Seabrook brought Ed back to his childhood joy of being by the water. There the family enjoyed all things on the water and especially the Unlimited Power Boat races on Clear Lake. During this time Ed and Anita also enjoyed many travels to Europe and Hawaii. Ed and Anita moved to Stephenville in 1997 to be close to one of their daughters and grandchildren. Ed was a story teller and the older he got the bigger the stories got. Ed was a member of the American Legion in both Chicago and Stephenville and was a member of the Stephenville First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include two daughters Carol Olson of Clear Lake and Diane Taeuber and husband Ralph of Stephenville, two sons Ed Cisler of Austin and Jim Cisler of Dallas, five grandchildren Dawn Cisler, Theresa and Andre Taeuber, Jeremy Olson and Nicole Olson-Burrell and husband George and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Anita on Feb. 26, 2009.

Memorials may be made to the Stephenville Yellow Jacket Marching Band care of Stephenville High School, 2650 W. Overhill Dr. Stephenville, TX 76401. Online condolences can be made at