Howard Alan Hisey

  • Died: June 25, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

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1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Howard Alan Hisey, 86, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at the Towne House Retirement Community in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Stafford, KS to the late Harold B. and Vera Edith (Schenkel) Hisey. He was in the United States Navy Seabees for 28 years, retiring as CEC Lieutenant. He was selected as a volunteer on the wintering over party at McMurdo Sound, Antarctic (1955 – 57). In 1956, he was a member of the 23 man Seabee Team that constructed the first facilities built at the South Pole. Howard had three tours with Mobile Construction Battalion's in Vietnam and four years as Contract Officer in Cairo, Egypt. Upon retiring from the Navy, he entered the private sector as an upper level manager of an international engineering company, retiring in 1997. He married Billie Faye Pearce on August 4, 1958 and she preceded him in death 2014. Howard was a member of the American Legion in Avilla, Post #240 and the Antarctic Deep Freeze Association. Surviving are his children, Connie (Michael) DeWald and Jimmie (Laura) Hisey; three grandchildren, Kevin (Kimberly) DeWald, Michelle (Chad) Sutton, and Marisa Hisey; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary Beth Pickens. Funeral service 11:00 am Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at St. John's Lutheran Lake Township Church, 7914 W. Cook Rd. Fort Wayne, IN, with calling one hour prior to the service. Calling Monday, July 1, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at St. John's Lutheran Lake Township. Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland Hospice, or St. John's Lutheran Lake Township Church. To sign the online guestbook please visit,


Condolence & Memory Journal

RIP Mr. Hisey thank you for your service to our country and your friendship for 60 years with my Dad and his family.

I'm praying you are in heaven with Mrs. Hisey and our Lord!

Wassup gladwecould be there to payout final respects!

Posted by Jim Hockett - Elizabeth City, NC - Family Friend   July 02, 2019

Connie and Jimmy - I am so sorry to learn of Al's passing. He was a good neighbor and I always enjoyed listening to his interesting stories - especially those about Antarctica. I will be praying for you and your family.

Posted by Barbara Ann Comer - Winter Haven, FL - Neighbor   July 02, 2019

It was with deep sorrow when I was informed of the passing of Al. We had a long standing, over sixty plus years, of shipmate comradery and family friendship. There were a few periods of extended separation due to duty assignments. These vacant periods were soon filled in during our reunion and a few adult beverages. Al will be remembered as a Seabee's SEABEE by friends and shipmates he served with. Ever ready to extend that third hand when needed. Remembering back over those many years, when together, there was never a dull moment. As he will be missed by his family and others, he will also be by the Mississippi Stroup family. Our deepest condolences to Connie, Jimmie and their extended families.
Bill, Grace, Don, Robert & Liz Stroup

Posted by William Stroup - Long Beach, MS - Served in the Military together   June 29, 2019

Rest in peace shipmate and may perpetual light shine on you.

Posted by Pat "Rediron" McCormick - Cumberland, RI   June 28, 2019 sorry to hear this. Sending prayers God grants you all with comfort and strength thru this most difficult time. Mike Schoeneman family

Posted by Pam Schoeneman - Roanoke, IN - Friend   June 27, 2019

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