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Stanley Ford Kistler, 77, of Pierceton, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Warsaw Meadows Care Center, Warsaw. Born Aug. 25, 1935, in Warsaw, he was the son of Floyd and Evelyn (Kilgore) Kistler.
He was a lifetime resident of Pierceton and he graduated from Pierceton High School. On April 4, 1970, he married Pamala Sue Krom at Zion Lutheran Church, Columbia City. He retired after 34 years of service in 2000 from Viking Inc., Columbia City as a supervisor. He was a member of Pierceton Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Pamala Sue Kistler of Pierceton; daughter, Kendra S. (Robert) Courtney of Pierceton; son, David L. (Tori) Kistler of Claypool; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Kay Kistler.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 with Sharon Brockhaus, Certified Funeral Celebrant officiating at Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.
Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Whitley County Korean War Veteranâ€™s Honor Guard.
Memorials may be given in memory of Mr. Kistlerâ€™s to Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home.
Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.