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DANA - Emerson B. Mishler, known to his friends as "Mish", of Dana, passed away Nov. 11, 2017, Veterans Day. At 98, Mish was one of the oldest World War II veterans in Vermillion County, Ind. Mish was born Feb. 8, 1919, in Howesville, to Cloisey and Helena Mishler.
He graduated from Coalmont High School then Terre Haute Commercial College before joining the U.S. Army and serving during World War II in England, North Africa, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica and Italy. Mish served as a Company B 205th Quartermaster for gas supply, as well as their company clerk. After serving his country four years, he was honorably discharged on Nov. 18, 1945. Mish worked for Marathon Oil Company until his retirement on May 1, 1978. He was a member of American Legion Post 69 of Robinson, Ill., Elks Lodge 1188 of Robinson, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 95 of Marshall, Ill., and Dana First Baptist Church.
He joins his parents; sister, Mallola Horton; and his first wife, Neva Kelley Mishler in Heaven.
Mish is survived by his wife, Clarabell Adams Mishler of Dana; daughters, Sharon Beltz (Dennis) of Anderson and Joyce LaVicka (Greg) of Addison, Ill.; stepchildren, Ernie Adams (Sheila) of Dana, Connie Adams of Clinton, Karen Brewer (Steve) of Clinton and Elaine Gambaiani of Clinton. Mish leaves behind four grandchildren, Steve Beltz (Jennifer) and Doug Beltz (Cindi) of Alexandria, Ken LaVicka (Vivianne) of Miami, and Amanda LaVicka of Chicago; stepgrandchildren, Paul Adams (Marian) of Dana, Jason Brewer (Angie) of Clinton and Amy Murray (Jon) of Plainfield; five great-grandchildren, Andrew (Sarah) Shelby, Cloe, Chase and Zach Beltz, and Addie LaVicka; and five stepgrandchildren, Makenna and Morgan Adams, Jasmine Rogers, Alex Murray and Crosby Brewer. Also surviving, sister, Fay Duncan of Coal City; brothers, Robert Mishler (Patricia) of Cathedral City, Calif., and Cletus Mishler (Beverly) of Greenwood.
Services will be 12 noon EST Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home of Dana, with visitation from 10 a.m. until noon. He will be laid to rest at 2:30 p.m. EST at Marshall (Ill.) Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at:
Published on November 11, 2017
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