The family of Jack Mishler Sr. is sad to announce the passing of their beloved husband and father on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Jack was born Dec. 29, 1940, in Brazil, to Hulet and Helen (Stoops) Mishler.
Jack graduated from Brazil High School in 1958 and went on to earn his master's degree in business from Indiana State University in 1976, while working at Sears. On May 27, 1960, he married his high school sweetheart, Bonnie Jean Shepard. Jack served in the United States Air Force from 1958 to 1967. Upon his completion of service, Jack joined the State Farm Insurance family, where he has been an agent for the past 40 years. Throughout his years, Jack served as LIFT president and president of the Clinton Optimist Club. Jack was a devoted husband and father, dedicating his life to providing his family with unconditional love and support. Jack was well-known for his generosity, kind-heart and willingness to go above and beyond for his family, friends, and clients. Jack prided himself in his love of Eagles, often sharing his catch phrase, "Fly with the eagles - don't walk with the turkeys."
He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Bonnie (Shepard); four children, Jackie Raymond Mishler Jr. (MaryBeth), Jeri Lynne Franks (Rick), Jana Jayne Mishler (Rodney), and Justin Curtis Lowry (Brittany). Jack had seven grandchildren, Kiera Renee Mishler, Makayla L. Goldner, Matthew R. Mishler, Ryan C. Mishler, Jason A. Mishler, Lauren N. Mishler, and Jazarian M. Mishler-Vinson. He was blessed with one great-grandchild, Lucas H. Lowry.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Rosemary Shepard (Robert); and brother, James Mishler.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, with visitation from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Frist Funeral Home, 458 Blackman Street, Clinton, with funeral services immediately following. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, 7500 N. Clinton St., Terre Haute.
Published on October 20, 2017