James A. ‘Jim’ Mishler, 57, of Milford, Ind., and formerly of Nappanee, Ind., passed away at 12:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital, where he had been admitted Friday after a sudden illness.
He was born Oct. 18, 1956, in Nappanee to Chad and Phyllis (Sharp) Mishler. He had lived his lifetime in the Nappanee area. Jim was a 1975 graduate of NorthWood High School. On July 2, 1995, he married Rose Pamer in LasVegas.
Jim was a former part owner of Tiara Vans. He was a truck driver and delivered RVs. He was an antique collector. Jim enjoyed fishing and motor cycles. He was a thrill seeker and had formerly owned the Wall of Death, a motorcycle stunt show. Jim also was a part time comedian. He enjoyed making people laugh.
He is survived by his wife; a son: Chad M. Mishler, Indianapolis, Ind.; daughter: Jacquelynn Mishler, Syracuse, Ind.; his mother; sisters: Sandra Mishler Thurn, Rebecca Bailey, Janet Mishler, all of Nappanee; and brothers: Michael L. Mishler, Elkhart, Ind.; Ron (Jill) Mishler, Nappanee; Pat Mishler, Nappanee; Larry (June) Mishler, Alverado, Texas.
Visitation will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the funeral home. Reverend Brad Cox will officiate and burial will be in Union Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to his children’s fund for college, the American Heart Association or National Multiple Sclerosis Society.