Michael Forrest Hisel

Michael Forrest Hisel of Parachute died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at his home. He was 53.

He was born August 12, 1949, in Denver to Elaine Stefanski and Forrest Clifton Hisel.

He married Thelma Sue Sherwood on Sept. 4, 1993, in Elko, Nev.

Mr. Hisel was a truck driver in construction work.

He loved fishing and the Denver Broncos, and he often went to the Outlaw Cafe for coffee. He was the peacekeeper of the family.

He was preceded in death by his father and by a son, Jimmy Hisel.

Mr. Hisel is survived by his wife, Thelma Sue Hisel of Parachute; by his mother, Elaine Hisel of Glenwood Springs; by sons and daughters-in-law Dan and Sarah Hisel of Rifle, Chris and Emily Hisel of Rifle, and Jeffrey Denman of Parachute; by daughters and sons-in-law Peggy McGaugh of Pittsburgh, Kan., Angela and Ed Downy of Parachute, Jennifer and Jay Rodewald of Craig, Danielle Denman and her friend, Heath Arnett, of Parachute; by brothers and sisters-in-law Pat and Carol Hisel of Mesa, Virgil Hisel of Parachute, Joe and Windy Hisel of Rifle, and Tim and Fran Hisel of Yuciapi, Calif.; sisters and brothers-in-law Tammy and Dale Bennett of Pleasant Plain, Ark., and Terrie and Gary Andes of Glenwood Springs; and by four grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. today, April 13, at the Rifle Funeral Home, 1400 Access Road, Rifle.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 14, at the Rifle Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wayne Wolchek of the Parachute Christian Church officiating.

Pallbearers will be David, Roy, Pat, Joe, Tim and Jim Hisel, and honorary pallbearers will be Dale Bennett and Jeff Denman.

Burial will follow at the Battlement Cemetery on Battlement Mesa.

Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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