Robert E. Heisner

Robert E. Heisner

Robert E. Heisner, 94, of Metropolis, and formerly of Grand Chain, died at 1:57 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis.

Funeral services honoring the life of Robert E. Heisner were at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at the Congregational Church in Grand Chain, with his nephew, the Rev. Stephen Heisner and the Rev. Gerell Cain officiating. Music was provided by Rev. Stephen Heisner. 

Interment followed in  the Masonic Cemetery in Grand Chain.

Pallbearers were Jeff Helm, Eric Clark, Joshua Heisner, Rick Dupree, Jeff Heisner and David Hubbard.

Mr. Heisner was retired from the State of Illinois, where he worked for the Department of Transportation. He was also a retired farmer. 

He was a member of the Grand Chain Congregational Church, where he was a deacon. He was a member of the Grand Chain Men’s Fellowship and was an avid baseball and softball player.

Survivors include his wife of 72 1/2 years, Anna Lee Heisner of Metropolis. They were united in marriage in 1949. 

Other survivors include three sons, Dr. Monty Heisner and wife Karen L, Dr. Terry Heisner and wife Karen J, and Robert D. Heisner and wife Bonnie; three grandchildren, Joshua Heisner and wife Andrea, Heather Heisner and husband James Funderburk, and Brittney Heisner; two step-grandchildren, Michele Clark and husband Eric, Ricky Dupree and wife Brittney; two great-grandchildren, Owen and Kellen Heisner; eight step-great-grandchildren, Nathan and Gavin Clark, Carly, Beck and Ava Funderburk, and Ben, Jamie and Matthew Dupree; one brother, Carl Heisner; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Heisner was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Anna Heisner; brothers, Russell and Raymond Heisner; and sisters, Vera Brown, Ella Badgley and Helen Hubbard.

Memorials can be made to the Grand Chain Library or the Grand Chain Cemetery Association.

To leave an online message with the family or to share a memory, visit 

Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak was in charge of arrangements.

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