Anthony “Tony” B. Issert, age 79, of Peotone, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Riverside Senior Life Community in Bourbonnais, IL.
He was born on September 8, 1936 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee, the son of the late Jules Phillip and Marie Ange (Fortin) Issert. Tony was a retired grain and cattle farmer in the Peotone area. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus member. He was a veteran of the National Guard, and a member of the Peotone American Legion Post 392, the Bradley Moose Lodge and The Green Club. He liked gardening, music, was a car enthusiast, and enjoyed restoring antique tractors. He loved to travel and spend time with his friends and family.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou (Krohn) Issert, of Peotone, who he married on November 26, 1988 at Zion Lutheran Church in Grant Park, IL. He is also survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy (Mark) Stauffenberg of Manteno, Michelle (Bobby) Borden of Peotone, and Lisa (John) Dralle of Bourbonnais; a step-daughter, Michelle Montpetit (Chris) Lemp of St. Charles; eleven grandchildren, Burgandy (Ned) Robertson, Matthew (Lauren) Stauffenberg, Cortney (Dan) Kosmos, Krissi (Tim) Lengel, Carlo Dralle, Nicolette Dralle, Amanda (Jimmy) Skutt, Jade (Preston) Eilders, and Madeline and Brennan Lemp; ten great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leon Issert of Peotone and Victor Issert of Wilmington; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Therese LaRocca.
Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Friday, May 6 from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church on Saturday, May 7 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at West Peotone Cemetery. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church would be appreciated.