HEISLER, Aubrey LaVaughn, 63, of 1654 Celina Place, Montgomery, Alabama, died June 15, 2003 at his home. 

He was born in Elmore County, Alabama in 1939. Attended school in Weoka and Eclectic, Alabama, Aubrey served 20 years in the United States Navy and served during the Vietnam conflict. He was affiliated with many organizations following his retirement from Navy. These included American Legion Post 0210, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 041760, National Sojourners Chapter 365, Scottish Rites of Free Masonary, York Rites of Free and Accepted Masons, and the ALCAZAR Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of Montgomery, Alabama (member of the keystone cops).
 He is a member of and Past Master of Masonic Lodge #11. 

Aubrey showed tremendous courage and determination in the face of a critical injury in a MVA nine years ago. He gave many of us a lesson in ''overcoming'', while facing tremendous adversity that will last us a lifetime.

He was the son of the late William Aubrey Heisler and Eula Lizette Heisler of Elmore County. Surviving are his wife, Veda Elanor Heisler; five sons and two daughters, Calvin Wayne Harlan of Albuquerque NM, Stanley Ray Harlan and spouse of San Marcos, Texas, Linda Stillwell and spouse of Jacksonville, Florida, Cheryl Ann Zurlinden and spouse of Asheville, North Carolina, Patrick W. Harlan and spouse of Columbia, SC, Billy Eugene Heisler of Montgomery, AL, Monte Lloyd Heisler and spouse of Glasgow, Kentucky and 10 grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. He is also survived by brothers, William Lamar Heisler, W.D. ''Casey'' Heisler, Rueben Eldrigde Heisler and spouse, Linda Faye Thompson and spouse, Elaine Johnson and spouse, Polly Shaw and spouse and many cousins, nieces, nephews and special aunts in Peggy Snider and Annie Lou Heisler. 

He is also survived by his adopted family at the VA Medical Center in Montgomery, Alabama who did above and beyond the call of duty in caring for Aubrey, the staff at the VA Medical Center spinal cord unit in Augusta, GA and all the home health nurses and doctors who so lovingly cared for Aubrey over the last seven years. 

The family will receive friends at Leak-Memory Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening, June 16, and a funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18. Interment will be made in Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama, in the Veterans Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Diabetes Association, the Montgomery Chapter, or a charity of your choice. 

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