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.