FOOSLAND — Vernon J. Hieser, 100, of Foosland died at 8:31 p.m. Saturday (May 28, 2011) at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Gibson City.
His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the East Bend Mennonite Church in rural Fisher. The Rev. Michael Dean will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church and for one hour before services Thursday. Burial will be in the East Bend Cemetery in rural Fisher.
Mr. Hieser was born Sept. 9, 1910, in Foosland, a son of John E. and Mary E. (Cender) Hieser. He married Margaret Ulrich on Sept. 8, 1937, in Eureka. She died on June 28, 2004.
Surviving are one son, Kenneth (Alice) Hieser of Foosland; three daughters, Judith A. (Lotus) Hershberger of Normal, Sharon J. Hieser of Bondville and Sally S. (Marty) Gaff of Kouts, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, one brother and four sisters.
Mr. Hieser was a lifelong farmer in Foosland and a very active member of the East Bend Mennonite Church. Memorial tributes may be made to the East Bend Mennonite Church. Lamb Funeral Home, 303 N. Church St., Gibson City, is in charge of arrangements.