Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Edward Ronald Eisner, age 85, was called home to his heavenly father, on Dec. 27, 2014, in the comfort of his house at Phillips.

Edward (Ronnie) was born the fourth child of John and Mary belle (Dennee) Eisner, on March 30th 1929, in Stratford, Wisc.He attended local schools in Park Falls, before joining the Navy in 1946. He traveled the European continent on the USS Houston, as part of the US Naval Force Europe Operation Goodwill.

Edward (Ronnie) met the love of his life, Marjorie Elaine Kainz in Rib Lake, Wisconsin where he committed to marry her and become the father of her 6 children. They were married on June 30, 1962 and relocated the family to West Dundee, Il.  They lived a number of locations in Illinois during their working years.  In 1969 he became a heavy equipment operator with Local 150 Midwest Operating Engineers. He loved his job until his retirement. This year he received a certificate of Awards for recognition of 45 years of service to Local 150 International Union of Operating Engineers. He was a lifetime member. Once they retired they made the moved back to Wisconsin.

The two biggest loves of his life were his family and the church. He loved to hear what his children and grandchildren were doing. He was always asking just the right question and his favorite response was “Oh Really“ or “that’s ludicrous”. He left each one of them with the feeling that they were the most important person to him. He was a faithful member of St. Therese Catholic church in Philips Wisconsin

 Ed was gifted with a remarkable memory and uncanny ability to connect with everyone he met. Family and friends were amazed and entertained by his life stories. He lived from his heart and ironically he gave so much of that away that it could not sustain his life. His departure leaves a large void in the hearts of all who knew him.

Edward is survived by his family: Ron (Eisner) Overholt of Grand Rapids, MI; Michael(Tigger) Kainz of Denver, CO; Wayne Eisner of Irons, MI; Donald(Peng Min)Kainz of Las Vegas, NV; Marilyn (David) Weber of Savannah, IL; Rick (Connie) Kainz of Denver City, TX; Karla Crawford of Galena, IL; and 15 grandchildren scattered throughout the country. His Brothers and Sister: Robert(Joan) Eisner of Rib Lake, WI; William(Delores) Eisner of Rib Lake, WI; Charles(Rita) Eisner of Rib Lake, WI; Roberta (Donald)Engel  of Fort Atkins, WI; David (Mary) Eisner of Ogema, WI; and many Nieces and Nephews

He is preceded in death by his loving wife Marjorie; parents John and Mary Belle Eisner; Daughter Judith Craft; Brothers Lloyd Eisner, and John Eisner Jr; Sisters Mary Ann (Hoefferle) Yanko and Helen Ochodnicky.

A prayer service in his memory will be held Saturday, January 3, 2015, 11:00am at St. Therese Catholic Church, Phillips WI.