John Edward Eisman Jr, 80, resident of Victoria, Texas and former resident of Luling for 40 years, passed away in his home in Victoria on July 19, 2012, after a long battle with cancer.
John lived his life as a devoted Catholic and passed his faith to his family. John was a devoted, loving husband for 58 years and is survived by his wife Evelyn and his children, Deborah Eisman Herman (Callender) of New Orleans and John III (Terry) of Sugarland, Texas and was a loving grandfather to Jeanne, Kristen, Callender Jr, and Benjamin Herman. John was the brother of Alan Eisman (Gladys), and is survived by many nieces and nephews. His faith, devotion to family and quiet, hard working way was an inspiration to them all.
He was born Sept. 13, 1931 in Victoria to the late John Edward Eisman Sr. and Katherine Scherlen. Also preceding him in death, his sister Gladys Eisman Gillig.
John was a graduate of St. Joseph High School and Victoria College, served in the Air Force, retired from Union Carbide having worked in both the Seadrift, Texas and Taft, plants, a member of Our Lady of Victory Church, the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed his ranch at El Toro.
A viewing was held beginning at 2 p.m. on July 22 at Rosewood Funeral Home. A visitation was held at 10 a.m. July 23 at Our Lady of Victory Cathedral. A rosary was recited at 11:30 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 12 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Cathedral. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Mausoleum with full military honors under the auspices of the Victoria Veterans Council.
Pallbearers were Kenneth, William, Thomas Eisman, Paul Gwosdz, Callender Herman Jr. and Benjamin Herman.
Honorary pallbearers were Jeanne Herman, Kristen Herman and Steven Motal.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Texas, 206 E Locust Ave. Victoria, TX 77901 or St. Joseph High School 110 E. Red River, Victoria, TX 77901.
Words of comfort maybe shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.