Wayne Kistler, 82

Wayne L. Kistler, 82, Mexico, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at his home. He was born to the late Joseph and Mabel (Weaver) Kistler on Jan. 8, 1931 in Wabash County.

Wayne was a 1948 graduate from Sweetser High School. He married Jacqueline Huffman on July 3, 1969, she survives. Wayne served his country in the United States Air Force from 1948 until 1954. He owned a KAT Trucking Company in Kouts, Ind. and was a farmer. He was a member of the LaFontaine Christian Church and LaFontaine IOOF Lodge.

He is also survived by two daughters, Mrs. Steve (Beth Ann) Butch-Gottlieb, Connersville, Ind., Mrs. David (Pamela) Osborne, Elkhart; three step daughters, Mrs. Jim (Rebecca) Patterson, Sylva, N.C., Mrs. Jay (Tricia) Towner, Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. Richard (Roberta) Stent, Pittsboro, Ind.; two stepsons, Scott Sutton (Kathy), Valparaiso, and Mark Sutton (Robin), Newnan, Ga.; sixteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash. Burial will follow in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Huntington County.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 12  until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to Boys Town of Omaha, Neb.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Posted on 2013 Aug 22