Roy Gordon Eissinger


Roy Gordon Eissinger, 89, of Brockway, died in the McCone County Health Center in Circle on Saturday, July 5, 2014.

Mr. Essinger was born on Feb. 22, 1925, in Terry, the son of Andrew and Mae Selberg Eissinger. He graduated from Brockway High School, Class of 1942, after which he attended Montana State College in Bozeman for a year. 

He then enlisted in the Navy where he became a tail gunner on a Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon plane patrolling the East Coast during World War II.

Mr. Eissinger married his high school sweetheart, Margaret Forster, on Feb. 27, 1944, and after his discharge from the Navy, they returned to Brockway, where he was engaged in farming and ranching throughout his life. To this union four children were born: Roger, Jerry, Diana and Mark.

A member of the Brockway School Board, Mr. Eissinger was active in the Brockway Commercial Club, a member of the Brockway Elevator Board, Circle Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star, HiLine Shrine, Albedoo Shrine, Elks and American Legion.

Mr. and Mrs. Eissinger enjoyed traveling with friends and especially enjoyed summers at the lake with family and friends. Later in life they enjoyed annual trips to Minot for the Hostfest. In February of this year, Mr. and Mrs. Eissinger celebrated 70 years of marriage.

Mr. Eissinger is survived by his sister: Clare (Eissinger) Cavan of Billings; his children: Roger (Connie) Eissinger of Brockway, Jerry (Bev) Eissinger of Circle, Diana (Floyd) Yarger of Circle, and Mark (Stephanie) Eissinger of Brockway; his grandchildren: Ty (Teri) Eissinger of Circle, Jessica (Bryan) Neuman of Missoula, Taw Eissinger of Brockway, Che’ (Kelly) Eissinger of Cody, Wyoming, Joshua (Kerry) Eissinger of Circle, Denim(Tawnya) Yarger of Anchorage, Alaska, Rebecca (Wade) Heinrich of Glendive, and Brett Eissinger of Scobey; nine great-grandchildren: Taylor Harris, Pressley Neuman, Christian, Andrew, and Cheyenne Eissinger, and Dylan, Diesel, Colin, and Kara Yarger; several nieces and nephews; and George (Doc) Sargent of Troy.

 He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Margaret; sister: Doris Forster; sister-in-law: Mildred (Forster) Grebeldinger; brothers-in-law: Stanley Forster, Nick Grebeldinger and John Cavan; and grandson: Casey Yarger.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 15, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Circle, followed by a family service at 7 p.m. Military Graveside services will be Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Brockway Cemetery.

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