Roy Gordon Eissinger, age 89, of Brockway, passed away at the McCone County Health Center on July 5, 2014.
Roy was born on February 22, 1925 in Terry, Montana, the son of Andrew and Mae (Selberg) Eissinger. Roy 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. He married his high school sweetheart, Margaret Forster on February 27, 1944 and after 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.
Roy was a member of the Brockway School Board, 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.
Roy and Margaret 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, Roy and Margaret celebrated 70 years of marriage.
Roy 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. He 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, WY, Joshua (Kerry) Eissinger of Circle, Denim(Tawnya) Yarger of Anchorage, AK, 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.
The family would like to thank the Eastern Montana Veterans Home and the McCone County Health Center staffs for their excellent care over the past 9 months.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Circle followed by a family service at 7:00 p.m. Military Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, June 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brockway Cemetery. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Circle is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.