January 17, 1927 - March 01, 2018
David Allen Sisler (Doc) 1927-2018
SISLER, Dr. David A. Sisler, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his ever-present family by his side on Thursday March 1st 2018. Loving and devoted husband survived by his wife Cleo Emily Sisler. Cherished father to his 11 children and adored Grandfather of 24 and Great-grandfather to 15. Considered a father to others. Loving brother to the late Edwin Sisler and Richard Sisler. Survived by his brother Albert Sisler and sister Barbara Kjolhaug. Born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota “Doc” was raised by his dear parents Clifford and Ella Sisler. Graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School (just like his father) in 1953. Became Army Captain and was stationed at Tripler Army Hospital in Honolulu, HI. Came to Petaluma in 1957. Created El Rose Medical Group and built his office in 1960. Practiced family medicine until he retired in 2013 at the age of 86. Football doctor for Petaluma High from 1957-2011. Honored community member of Rotary and Old Guard for the Sonoma County Trailblazers. Doc loved his patients and his family practice. His bedside manner was unlike any other. His life was his family and many friends. His favorite place was his ranch known as Medicine Mountain in Petaluma and had a great love for his many horses. He could be found sitting outside watching the birds, smoking his corn-cob pipe, and reading a Louis L’Amour novel. A rare country doctor who will be forever missed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St., Petaluma, CA 94952. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Petaluma High School, Ellison Field, on Saturday, July 21st, 2018 at 3:00 P.M.