Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. Established 1853

SFC (Ret) Daniel M. Schiessl, US Army
Our History
Our Facilities
Our Staff
Casket Selections (Updated 3/17/2018)
Urn Selections
Ashland Cemetery
Our Location
Send Online Condolence
Online Preplanning Form
Words of Thanks



Sergeant First Class (Ret) Daniel M. Schiessl, US Army, 81, of Carlisle, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at home. He was born on Monday, September 16, 1929, in Oshkosh, WI, a son of the late Max L. and Viola M. (Skinner) Schiessl. He was married to the late Norma L. (Kidd) Schiessl, who died March 29, 2004.

Dan served in the US Army for more than 20 years and was a veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was awarded many honors and medals, including the Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

After Dan’s retirement from the Army in 1969, he worked for the U. S. Postal Service for many years and also the New Cumberland Army Depot. He also was a school bus driver for the Carlisle Area School District. Dan enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling.

He is survived by two daughters; Susanne M. (and her husband, Dennis) Weibley and Denise G. (and her husband, Randy) Stone, two sons; Daniel M., II (and his wife, Jill) and Henry W. Schiessl, all of Carlisle, two brothers; Jack Schiessl of Oshkosh, WI and Donald Schiessl of Appleton, WI, two sisters; Maxine Daniels of Alabama and Olivia (Ollie) Wilde of Oshkosh, WI, three granddaughters; Cori Vaughn, Samantha Damon and Jessanna Schiessl, two great-grandchildren; Kyle Vaughn and Emily Damon and many nieces and nephews. Dan was preceded in death by three brothers; Stanley, William and Max Schiessl, a sister, Myrtle Arnold and a grandson, Clinton Weibley.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 18, 2010, in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor Tim Wheeler officiating. Burial with military honors provided by Cumberland County Honor Guard will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. Viewing will be held on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until time of the services. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area Inc., 7790 Grayson Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111.

Click here to send a condolence

I had the opportunity to work with Daniel, his wife Norma, son Danny and daughter Suzanne while I was head of the circulation department at the Sentinel in the 1980's.  This was a friendly and close knit family.  I always enjoyed their friendship and humor.  My thoughts are reflecting on those times now and my prayers are with the entire family while they handle the loss of their father.

Douglas W Sliker
Denise and family,
Our prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Please know it is not the end but a beginning.  Hold on to each other and the memories and know your friends are here for you.

Gary "Gump Stackfield & Angela Stackfield-White
To Dan's family,
 Although gone he will not be forgotten.
 We had many good memories together.
May the Peace of God be with you all. 
 From the folks at Fahrney Bus Co.

Fred McLaughlin

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Schiessl family.
I was neighbors with them in the mid 70's.  Both Mr. & Mrs. Schiessl were excellent role models for their children. Their door was always open to me and I will always remember that.

Beth Zimmerman Miller
Your message of condolence will appear here.
Back to Obituaries


Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Inc.
Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  (717) 243-2421
"Five Generations of Service"
Steven A. Ewing, FD, Supervisor, Owner
William M. Ewing, FD
(1926 ~ 2009)
Seymour A. Ewing, FD
(1926 ~ 2009)
Jessie Morrison Ewing, FD
(1892 ~ 1988)
William J. Ewing, FD
(1898 ~ 1934)
Hastings A. Ewing, FD
(1866 ~ 1924)
Alexander B. Ewing, FD
(1831 ~ 1903)

Capital City Funeral Directors

Copyright © Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. 2007-2018