2012-04-09 / Obituaries

Madison ‘Red’ Mishler, 91

Madison "Red" Miller MishlerMadison "Red" Miller MishlerMadison “Red” Miller Mishler, 91, of Coal City, passed away at Owen Valley Health Campus following a brief illness.

He was born November 15, 1920, in Clay County, the son of Martin and Ruth (Miller) Mishler. Madison, or “Red” as he was known, began farming as a young man after his father became ill, and continued this career throughout his life. Red also raised, broke and pulled draft horses. He participated in horse pulls throughout the area. Recently he enjoyed watching horse pulls rather than participating. Red also enjoyed bird and rabbit hunting.

Red chaired the horse pull committee at the Owen County Fair from 1990-2010 and served on the Owen County 4-H Fair Board during the 1960s. Most recently he had been attending Heritage Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Eloise Mishler; brother, Arthur Mishler; and daughter-in-law, Darla Mishler.

He is survived by his daughter, Jane Kincaid (Wayne) of Kokomo; sons, Jim Mishler (Anne) of Terre Haute and Bill Mishler of Coal City; grandchildren, Steve Kincaid (Debbie) of Noblesville, Krista Lavonas (Eric) of Denver, Colorado, Bret Mishler (Lorrie) of Spencer, Rachelle Stafonski (Angela) of Seattle, Washington, Theresa Higginbotham of Coal City, and Russell Higginbotham Jr. of Hortonville, Indiana; greatgrandchildren, Matt Kincaid, Nick Kincaid, Derrick Mishler, Madaline Mishler, Megan Mishler, Anna Mishler, Nolan Mishler, Lucy Lavonas, Calvin Lavonas, Jacob Higginbotham, Zachery Higginbotham, Amber Higginbotham and Hunter Higginbotham.

Services will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home in Clay City on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Myron James officiating. Burial will follow at Beech Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Visit www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.

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