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John Mishler Obituary

John Wesley Mishler
John Wesley Mishler

November 6, 1945 - December 26, 2017
Born in Miles City, Montana
Resided in LaGrange, Indiana
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John Wesley Mishler, 72, of rural LaGrange, passed away peacefully, on December 26, 2017 in Catoosa, OK., while vacationing with his extended family for the Christmas holiday.
John was born on November 6, 1945, to Merrill and Helen (Miller) Mishler in Miles City, MT.
He was a 1964, graduate of Bethany Christian High School in Goshen, IN. Upon graduating, he spent two years in alternative service (VS) in LaJunta, CO, where he met his future wife, Mary McDowell.
They were married on August 20, 1967. She survives him in LaGrange.
John spent most of his life in LaGrange County. Although a farmer at heart, he was also employed at Holly Park Trailer Factory and Super Blend, the family feed business, and hauled livestock for local farmers until he retired. He was a collector of International Harvester tractors and all kinds of farm toys, a competitive Rook player, and an avid sports fan. He was a fountain of farm history facts and sports stats. He and his wife were active members of Lake Bethel Mennonite Church.
Also surviving John are his three sons and their significant others; Robert Mishler and Jennifer Feyes, Richard and LeEtta Mishler, and Ronald and Melissa Mishler, all of LaGrange; four grandsons, Wesley, Maxwell, Eric, and David Mishler, who were the light of his life; three sisters, Ruth (Ed) Basinger of Catoosa, OK; Rose (Phil) Miller of LaGrange; Retha Filhart of Coleman, MI; one brother, James Mishler of LaGrange; six nieces, Michelle Gilmore, Jenelle Basinger, Allison Basinger, Cara Basinger, Haley Filhart, and Shelley Gould; a brother-in-law, Jim and Kathy McDowell of Ft. Wayne ; an uncle Walter (Opal) Miller of Syracuse, IN; and an aunt Treva Richer of Mooresville, IN.
A visitation will be held from 2pm - 7pm on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Shore Church, 7235 W 100 N, Shipshewana, IN.
Funeral Services will be held at 3pm on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the Shore Church. The Rev. Jeremy Helmuth and Rev. Mike Brudney will officiate
Burial will take place at Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana, IN.
Memorials may be donated in John’s memory to the Gideon’s or Feed My Starving Children, #1709-306AU, 401 93rd Ave. NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433.

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Shore Church
7235 W - 100 N
Shipshewana, IN US 46565
Saturday, December 30, 2017
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Funeral Service
Shore Church
7235 W - 100 N
Shipshewana, IN US 46565
Sunday, December 31, 2017
3:00 PM
Shore Cemetery
7235 W - 100 N
Shipshewana, IN US 46565
Sunday, December 31, 2017