Arthur Gillette Sisk, age 87, of South Elgin, passed away on August 3, 2021. He was born September 2, 1933 in Herrin, IL to his loving parents, Arthur G. and Virgie M. Sisk (née Triplett).

Arthur grew up in a coal mining town in southern Illinois. He had many good stories about his childhood and hometown. A favorite he liked to tell: “Dad bought me a foal and we brought her home in the back seat of a 1941 Plymouth. I taught her to kneel and lay down. Smart horse.” He often rode his horse to school. He graduated 8th grade.

Arthur worked in construction for many years. He built bridges in Chicago, then later became a foreman for a sewer and water company. He had a very good work ethic. No matter the weather, he was there!

Arthur met and married his first wife, Stella Mae, and they were together for 9 years. He later married Patricia Ann, and they were together for 39 years before her passing in 2012. He loved Pat very much and they took very good care of each other.

Arthur enjoyed sitting on his porch, listening to the birds and visiting with neighbors as they stopped by. He also liked to go down to the river, and take drives in the country.

Arthur is survived by his daughters, Debra Sisk, Patty Sisk, Sherry Davis, and Karen Pyle; grandchildren, Noel Martell-Segura, Kiel Musson, Jessica Nellesson, Curtis Hedlof, Dean Hedlof, and Nick Modaff; niece, Jean Miracle; and nephews, Albert Stephenson, William Stephenson, Herman Stephenson, and Tom Stephenson.

Interment will be at River Hills Memorial Park, 1650 S. River Street, Batavia, IL 60510.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit

One Reply to “Arthur Gillette Sisk”

  1. Arthur Sisk was my father, Whom I loved very very much with all my heart… Dad you will always be thought of and never ever ever forgotten I love you Arthur Gillette Sisk

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