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Elaine F. Heisler

January 20, 1944 - May 24, 2016

Funeral Mass - Friday

May 27, 2016
- 10:30 AM

Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Elaine F. Heisler

January 20, 1944 - May 24, 2016


Elaine (Tootie) Heisler

Elaine Francis Heisler, 72 passed away peacefully Tuesday May 24st at Sanford Palliative Care Center, Fargo with her family by her side. Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30am Friday May 27th at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Fargo, with visitation at 9:30.

Elaine was born Jan 20th 1944 in Maddock, ND to Joseph and Philomena Pfau. She grew up on the family farm near Esmond with her 6 brothers and sisters and graduated high school from there in 1962. She received a BS in Education from Minot State in 1966 and taught public school for over 35 years in both WA and ND. She retired from the Devils Lake Public School system in 2001 but continued to substitute teach for several years after that.

Elaine was united in marriage to Ronald D Heisler in 1963 and they made their home in several cities including Minot, Puyallup WA, Doyon ND and finally settling in Devils Lake. Elaine’s loves in life were her family and friends, teaching, gardening, watching her grandkids play sports, canning, baking, going to the casino, drinking Coke, watching EWTN and most importantly her Catholic Faith and her church family.

Elaine is survived by her children Jared (Cheryl) Heisler Minneapolis, Darren (Deb) Heisler West Fargo, Tonya (Justin) Hannesson Fargo, seven grandchildren Justin, Casey, Andrew, Brady, Emily, Hunter and Fisher, and her siblings Delores Dorscher and Dorothy Duchschere. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings James Pfau, Mike Pfau, Gordon Pfau, Loraine Chestley, and grandchildren Alysha and Matt Heisler.


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12 responses to “Elaine Heisler”

  1. Ray and Margaret Heisler says:

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you. She is in a better place. Rest in peace Elaine.

    God Bless

  2. Wayne and Bev Westphal says:

    So sorry for your family! Rest in peace Elaine.

  3. john blazek says:

    When “Grandma Elaine” and I were temporary residents of Bethany on 42nd,we would visit during our threee meals a day and ALWAYS talk about her or my family. Justin,Andrew and Brady were my boys ,[in my way] and her boys as grand sons..I am sorry,because of a prior commitment, that I cannot attend the visitation..My sincere sympathy to a wonderful family and you all are in my thoughts at this time [as you guy often are..Your #42 school bus driver —-John

  4. Jane Danduran says:

    My deepest sympathy to Elaine’s family. I have so many fond and fun memories of her. God has taken home one of the best.

  5. Gail Leier Deyton says:

    So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family.

  6. Donna (Dahm) Hestbeck says:

    Jared, Darren, Tonya and Families,

    So very sorry for your loss. It’s never easy to lose someone you love, especially a Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Tabitha Lang says:

    My sympathies go out to all of you as family members. I have such fond memories of Elaine. No matter how my day was going she could always make me laugh with her Ole and Lena jokes! Her faith in God was so evident and inspirational for me. I hope you all bask in the wonderful memories you had with her. Her friends and most of all family was so very important to her. Rest in peace, Elaine!!

  8. Kimberly Pfau-Morse says:

    Rest in Peace Auntie. My deepest sympathy to my cousins Jared, Darren and Tonya.

    Kimberly Pfau-Morse Denver, Colorado

  9. Vicki Pfau Florio says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Jared, Tonya and Darren. My Dad ( Mike) got to see her before he passed and they had a wonderful time like brothers and sisters do. Your Mom will always remain in my heart and I am here for you if there is anything I can do.

  10. Beth Michel-Evenson says:

    I had the privilege of student teaching under this great lady back in 1975. I loved her patience and her sense of humor. My thoughts are with with all of her family during this difficult time.

  11. Angela Reisnouer says:

    Jared, Darren, Tonya and families,
    I was so sorry to learn of Elaine’s death. We taught together for many years in Devils Lake and served as team leaders in the Teacher Corps program through UND. Jared and Darren are former students of mine so I knew them well. My daughter Carla was Tonya’s babysitter. Elaine was a great friend and always there for you when you needed someone to talk to. She was an excellent teacher and loved her students. May she rest in peace.

  12. Diane Smith says:

    The Smith family sends their our sincere sympathy and prayers for the loss of your mother. We have many great memories of our years as next door neighbors. She was always so kind and generous and loved to visit! I have to say that just about everything I know about gardening and canning came from Elaine’s expertise! I still some of her recipes !
    May you be comforted by the memories you hold special in your heart..may Elaine rest in peace in the palm of God’s hands ~. Diane Smith

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