Lyle Jay Gish, 81

Lyle Jay Gish, 81, of North Manchester, went to be with his Lord on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 at his home.  He was born Aug. 3, 1939 in Modesto, Calif., to Orvel and Martha "Esther" (Price) Gish.

Lyle was a 1957 graduate of Modesto High School. He married Lois Comstock in New Paris on Dec. 8, 1957. Lyle was a livestock feed consultant for 25 years, drove bus for Tour Coach, and delivered boats for Splendor Boats in Silver Lake. Lyle was a member of the West Manchester Old German Baptist Brethren Church New Conference in North Manchester, was an active member of the Brethren Way of Christ for 25 years, and was a member of Gideons International. Lyle moved to Indiana in the spring of 1968 from California.  

He is survived by his wife, Lois Gish of North Manchester, four sons, Mark (Doretta) Gish of Rossville, Marvin (Debbie) Gish, Myron (Donita) Gish, and Matthew (Heidi) Gish, all of North Manchester; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; his sister, Nelda (Donald) Driver and sister-in-law Dolores Gish, both of North Manchester.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Arnold and Orvel Gish, Jr.

Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 at the Old German Baptist Brethren Church, North Manchester. Burial is in Old German Baptist Brethren Church Cemetery, North Manchester. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, North Manchester.

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Posted on 2020 Dec 04