Mary Carol Heiser, 86, peacefully passed away at 3:15 am Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at the Gibson Area Hospital Annex in Gibson City. Visitation will be held 9:30-10:30 am Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Rosenbaum Funeral Home in Gibson City. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 am with Pastor Emily Little officiating. Burial will follow in East Bend Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fisher United Methodist Church Missions program.
Carol was born December 27, 1935, in Champaign County. A daughter of Guy and Leta Kaufmann Stappenbeck, she married Lowell D. Heiser on August 7, 1954, in Fisher.
She is survived by her husband of sixty-eight years, Lowell D. Heiser of Foosland. She is also survived by three children: Jeffrey (Debbie) Heiser of Byron, Christine (John) Anderson of Normal and Karen (Brian) Sierens of Oskaloosa, Iowa, and five grandchildren: Dustin (Jessica) Heiser, John (Angie) Heiser, Dana Anderson, Kelly (Troy) Gipple and Bradley Sierens as well as three precious great grandchildren: Hailey Heiser, Aurora Heiser and Jenna Carol Heiser. Two brothers, Glen Stappenbeck of Normal and Guy (Joy) Stappenbeck of Foosland, and a sister, June Stayton of Fishers, Indiana, also survive. She was preceded in death by a sister, Gloria Estes.
Carol was the Fisher United Methodist Church Secretary for many years. She was very involved in her church, serving as youth director for over thirty years. She was the junior high Sunday School teacher and later combined with the high school class and co-taught with her husband Lowell. After retiring, she taught adult Sunday school. She and Lowell traveled with many mission trip groups to many places to work and share God’s word. Carol served on the Fisher School Board for seven and a half years and was the Director of the mentoring program at the high school for ten years. She was loved by many and will be missed by all of her family and friends.