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George Edward Gisler

October 27, 1940 — May 22, 2024

Conroe, Texas

George Edward Gisler

George Edward Gisler, a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend passed away on May 22, 2024 in The Woodlands, TX. He was born on October 27, 1940, in Mission Valley, TX to Alphonso and Viola (Rose) Gisler.

George has many stories about an adventurous boyhood in a rustic south Texas upbringing.  He went to high school in the more populous town of Victoria where “girls ruined my education.”  The best day of the week was Saturday when he attended dances in unairconditioned halls and cooled off by driving around in his red Chevy convertible.  This was always followed by a Sunday in church, singing in the choir, and wrestling with effects of the previous night’s escapades.

George met his first wife Mary Hett at Texas Lutheran college and they married in 1960. They started their family in 1963 in Victoria and moved to Friendswood in 1969. George took the family on many vacations, including national parks such as Yellowstone, Glacier, and Banff. Always looking for a nice pool on some brook or river, George had his fishing gear at the ready.  

George lost his first wife Mary after a long battle with cancer. He was her rock during this time and he was very saddened by her death. Fortune smiled on him as he soon found the second love of his life, Gerry.  They formed a beautiful friendship that led to a marriage lasting 34 years.  They shared many experiences together over these years.

George's vibrant personality with a deviously comedic streak brought joy to those who knew him. He was known for his humor and wit, always ready with a quick joke or witty remark to brighten someone's day. This usually followed by a wry smile to make sure that both parties were in on the joke.  His competitive spirit showed through in everything he pursued, whether it was a “friendly” game of tennis or golf or enjoying fishing and hunting trips with friends and family.  He was a voracious reader of western American novels.  His faith in God was strong and he was an active member of the Lutheran and Methodist communities throughout his life.

George cherished life’s moments spent with loved ones and close friends. He and his wife Gerry enriched their connections to others by hosting frequent dinner parties and gatherings with friends over the years. The reunions at Pensacola Beach and Thanksgiving celebrations at Bentwater will be treasured memories for his family forever.

George is survived by his loving wife Gerry; his sons Shaun Gisler and Todd (Cindy) Gisler; brother Richard Gisler; stepsons Stephen (Rosie) Montamat and Matthew Montamat; daughter-in-laws JoLynn Montamat and Julie Purkiss; grandsons Zachary Gisler, Joshua Purkiss, Nick Montamat, and Joey Montamat; granddaughters Marissa Montamat, Lisa Hellerstedt, Renee Montamat, and Kaylynn Montamat; and great-grandchildren Anya, Ben, Vivian, Van, and Greyson.  He was preceded in death by his parents Alphonso and Viola Gisler; his first wife Mary; his sister Gerolean York; and his stepson Michael Montamat.

With the help of his wife Gerry and their close friends and family, George was able to persevere through multiple debilitating illnesses at the end of his life that never diminished his indomitable spirit to connect with those around him in a meaningful way. George will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 1st, from 2:00 - 6:00 PM at the Walden Yacht Club venue (, use downstairs entrance).

In lieu of flowers, please donate to George’s favorite charity, Tunnels to Towers Foundation (


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