Larry Alan Kissler
Larry Kissler passed away unexpectedly on July 31, 2019 after experiencing heart failure.
Larry was born to Dorothy Walter Kissler and Reubin H Kissler on January 23, 1949 in Spokane, WA. He played on the varsity Ferris basketball team and graduated from Joel E. Ferris High School in 1967. He attended Washington State University where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, graduating in 1971 with a BA in English and minor in Business. After college, Larry began his career in banking at Old National Bank and continued working there after it was acquired by US Bank serving commercial and private banking customers. In 2015, he retired as Vice President of Private Banking after 44 years.
In 1970, Larry met the love of his life, Sandy, at Rathskellers and it was love at first sight. They were married for 48 wonderful years. They raised two great children together. He loved huckleberry pancakes, boat rides, and golfing at Priest Lake; fun trips to California to visit the grandkids; family dinners at The Onion; running with his dog and spending the day on the golf course with his friends. He had a North Face outfit for every occasion; he enjoyed hanging out with the guys downtown and loved daily coffee dates with his wife. Larry was an avid WSU football and Gonzaga basketball fan. He could never fit enough sports into one day. He regularly met with his G-7 lunch group. He helped organize multiple Ferris High School class reunions, most recently his 50th. He loved telling us about the time he drove in President George H.W. Bush's motorcade or when he got to fly in a KC-135 Stratotanker. We will remember his smile, good nature, and his positive approach to life as a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Larry deeply valued people and made it a priority to build and maintain relationships. He was a constant advocate for US Bank and the community, serving as a friend and mentor to those he worked with. He seemed to know everyone in Spokane -- you couldn’t go anywhere without people stopping him to talk. His passion for serving the community led to involvement with numerous non-profit organizations including the YMCA where he was a board member and part of the Building Campaign; United Way; Leadership Spokane; Bloomsday; Holy Family Hospital Foundation; Cardiovascular Council at Providence; and Mended Hearts of Spokane.
Larry is survived by his wife - Sandra (McCulloch) Kissler; his two children - Todd Kissler of Spokane, WA and Kristen Alldrin (Neil) of San Jose, CA; and his grandchildren - Sydney and Mark. Larry is also survived by his sister - Trisha Kissler of Spokane, WA. He will be greatly missed and loved forever, while he is playing golf in Heaven!
A memorial celebration of Larry's life will be on Saturday, September 7th, 11:00 a.m. at the Joel E. Ferris High School Auditorium, 3020 E. 37th Ave, Spokane, WA. A reception will follow at the Manito Golf and Country Club. We welcome all who knew him and loved him to attend and honor his life. Remembrance donations in Larry’s name can be made to the YMCA of the Inland Northwest, 1126 N Monroe, Spokane, WA 99201.
Arrangements are being handled by the Hennessey Funeral Home, Spokane.
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YMCA of the Inland Northwest
1126 N Monroe, Spokane WA 99201