PARSONS, Kan.-Services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 3, at the Parsons Foursquare Church for Douglas A. “Doug” Heiskell, 55, Parsons, who died at 2:40 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2013, at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg. Burial was in Springhill Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Doug Heiskell Memorial Fund to help defray expenses. These may be left or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, Kan. 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Heiskell, of the home; his mother, Fernita Heiskell, Parsons; a son, Dwayne Heiskell, Parsons; two daughters, Crystal Reeves and husband Brian, Altamont, and Amber LaPointe and husband Martin, Broken Arrow, Okla.; a stepson, Craig Zwahlen and wife Sara, Blue Springs, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Sheri LaForge and husband Scott, Oak Grove, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three brothers, Steve Heiskell and wife Rosie and Brad “Deaner” Heiskell and wife Sharon, Parsons, and Jerry Heiskell and wife Kerri, McCune; three sisters, Peggy Karhoff and husband Mark, rural Parsons, Debbie Good and husband Bob, Parsons, and Becky Swayze and husband Merl, Erie, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Heiskell; a brother, “Burly” Heiskell, and two step-granddaughters, Lilly and Annabelle Zwahlen.
Mr. Heiskell was born Aug. 20, 1957, in Parsons, to Vernon and Fernita (Divine) Heiskell. He grew up and attended schools in Parsons and was a 1975 graduate of Parsons High School. Throughout his adult life he worked as a concrete finisher.
He was a member of the Parsons Foursquare Church, Ducks Unlimited, the National Rifle Association and the North American Hunting and Fishing Clubs.
He married Mary B. (Clugston) Zwahlen on Sept. 20, 2001, in Parsons.