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ISSLER, Herbert

Went to be with his heavenly Father on August 19, 2013 at the age of 71. Survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Erika; son John (Jackie); daughter Brigitte (Greg) John; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one brother and two sisters. Predeceased by five brothers and sisters. Herb will be remembered for his life-long commitment to sharing the good news of the Gospel through word and song. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 29th at 11:00 am at Grace Baptist Church, 1150 Glenmore Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Herb Issler Ministries, c/o #24-2200 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 8T7.  For those wishing to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences”.


Thursday, August 29th at 11:00 am

Grace Baptist Church

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Herb Issler Ministries, c/o #24-2200 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 8T7

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The service for ISSLER, Herbert is scheduled for Thursday, August 29th at 11:00 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Grace Baptist Church

1150 Glenmore Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Terry Ostashek says:

    Dear Erika and family,

    I was deeply saddened to learn that Herb has passed away. While the loss that I and many others feel cannot compare to the loss that your family is feeling, please take comfort in knowing that Herb was loved and respected by many and we all share in your loss! My thoughts and prayers are of you and with you as you struggle with the loss of Herb. He was a wonderful man. God bless Herb and your memory of him. God bless you all! Herb wouldn’t want it any other way!

    Terry Ostashek

  • Bill and Ruth Issler says:

    Liebe Erika und Familie
    Nun ist Herbert bei dem Herrn, den er so sehr geliebt hat. Er muss nicht mehr leiden und darf sehen, was er geglaubt hat.
    Dir, Erika und Familie sprechen wir unser Beileid aus. Wir beten, dass der Herr Euch viel Kraft zum Tragen gibt.
    Wie schoen, dass wir uns im Himmel wiedersehen duerfen und dann fuer immer beim Herrn und all unsern Lieben sein duerfen.
    Wir denken gerne daran zurueck, als Du Erika und Herbert uns in Anaheim besuchten. Gott segne Euch, Willy und Ruth Issler.

  • Edelgard Frazee says:

    Dear Erika, John, Jaquie, Bridget and families
    My heart breaks for you, since I know what you are going through. But, as our Heavenly Father has carried me,twice, he will carry you. He is the God of all comfort. He took Herb home, where there are no more tears and no pain. You and Herb are two of my most special friends. I can’t thank you enough for what you have done for Werner and me on Sanibel, taking care of the Motel for us for 4 weeks at a time for just about 10 years, and always doing more than you should have. I remember how you comforted me when I lost Werner. Herb’s words were so completely in tune with the Bible and God’s promises. Please know that you are not only in my prayers, but also in my Church’s, Southwest Baptist Church of Fort Myers, FL. Our brothers and sisters in Christ who remember you also send their sincerest sympathy.
    With my love, always

  • Judy (Howard) Swayne says:

    My heart is saddened at the passing of Herb. My prayers and condolences to all of his family. Herb influenced me greatly through my three years at OBI. He was a great and Godly man and we will never know completely the impact he had on the world till we all meet together in eternity. He was the fragrance of Christ everywhere he went. I thank God that my life was imprinted by his testimony of faith.
    Judy (Howard) Swayne

  • Art & Betty Klukas says:

    Dear Erika and Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of Herb. May God surround you with His love during this difficult time.

    “May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you.” II Thessalonians 2:16, 17

  • Rev. Les & Evelyn Sather says:

    Dear Erika & Family!! So very sorry to hear of Herb’s passing. What a wonderful thought that he is now with his Lord and Savior whom you both served so many years. God bless!

  • Kurt + Erna Feigel says:

    With sadness in our heart one more loved person Herbie went home.He will be missed but his songs and wonderful voice will go on today tomorrow and for ever,putting our arms around you Erika and family wit love and Prayers…Kurt and Erna….

  • Bert and Lorna McBride says:

    Dear Erika, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Thank you again for your help last summer. Today as we drove to Surrey we listened to Herb singing and were greatly blessed. We know that God will be your strength in the days ahead.
    Bert and Lorna McBride

  • John and Faye Rueck says:

    Dear Erika and family,
    May our Lord Jesus bless you. We are grieving with you. We can’t fully fathom how you must be hurting at this difficult time.
    We have great memories of Herb. His songs continue to encourage us and are a steady part of the music we play in our home and car.
    May God’s peace sustain you.
    “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” (1Peter 5:10)
    John and Rueck

  • Chris Bischoff says:

    Dear Erika,
    I am so sorry to read about Herb’s passing last Monday. We left the Fountains on Sunday so didn’t have a chance to speak to you after you came back from Edmonton. Al and I are sending this from the Yukon-we are so sad for you and your family. Herb will be so missed.
    God Bless you all, from your neighbours Chris and Al

  • Erika Zimmermann says:

    Dear Erika,
    I was very saddened to hear about the passing of Herbert.
    My deepest condolences. My thoughts are with you since I know how hard it is to loose your loved one. It is only two month since Henry left me and often I think the door will open and he would walk in.
    As we know time will heal and your trust in god.
    Thinking of you, Erika Zimmermann

  • Joyce Roesch says:

    Dear Erika and family:
    When you lose someone you love, it always takes some time to cope with all the sadness and the changes you go through. So try to take things day by day and know you’re not alone – a lot of people truly care and hope the best for you.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Joyce Roesch

  • Marr Linteris says:

    My heart goes out to you and your family. Herb was a wonderful man and I am so grateful that I was given the opportunity to know him. He joined my husband and I as husband and wife and I will remember him always. God Bless you Erika.

  • Josef Brochmann says:

    In Gedanken und im gebeet sind wir mit Herbert und dir vereint alles Liebe und GOTTES SEGEN von deinem Bruder Josef und Familie !

  • Ruth Deasley says:

    I remember Uncle Herb with great fondness. As a child, he was my favorite uncle because he would take the time to interact with his nieces and nephews making us all feel very special. There was always great excitement in our home when we knew that Uncle Herb was coming for a visit, or when we knew we would be going up to Edmonton to visit with Oma and Opa. There was always the hope that Uncle Herb would be there as well. My mother, his sister Rosa, remembers her baby brother as a “good boy, never getting into trouble and always listening”. When our family did visit, and Uncle Herb was still at home you could be sure to find him in his room practicing and taping his music. Even as a young teen of 14, music was a large and important part of his life. This gift that he so easily gave back to the Lord has blessed and ministered to many throughout his life. What a blessing Uncle Herb was and will continue to be.

  • Susanna Stahl says:

    Dear Erika and family’ my deepest sympathy goes out to you all.I got to know you at a difficult time in our life but i won’t change it for anything.Erika , you were a inspiration to me and i enjoyed every minute that we spent together…My thoughts and prayers will be with you at this sad time and always… Sending this with all my love…God Bless You Erika

  • christina engbers says:

    Dear Tante Erika and family,
    Please know that we are praying for you and your family daily. You are often in our thoughts. Several memories that I have of you and Uncle Herb… your visits to our home growing up, spending time in your home in Kelowna picking cherries, visiting with you in Radium and visiting Uncle Herb in the hospital after his transplant. I also remember clearly the last skype call we had where Uncle Herb was able to see my four girls and my girls were able to spend a few minutes with you two. We love you all and miss Uncle Herb! Mike, Christina, Caralyn, Rachel, Madi and Brooklyn Engbers

  • Hermann und Irmgard Sasse says:

    Dear Erika,

    Zum Heimgang von Deinem lieben Herbert und meinem guten Freund,
    wünschen wir Dir und Familie des Herrn Jesu Beistand, Kraft und Stärke in dieser Zeit der
    Trauer. Unsere Gebete begleiten Euch, in der Liebe Jesu verbunden, Irmgard & Hermann Sasse.

  • Hermann und Irmgard Sasse says:

    Das Lied Nr. 294 findest Du in dem Heilslieder Gesangbuch.
    UND ALLEZEIT: – – – hds – – –

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