Willard Wischmeier, 81, Seymour, died 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at his residence.
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Born Feb. 22, 1932 in Seymour, he was the son of Martin and Lena Surenkamp Wischmeier, who both preceded him in death. On Feb. 4, 1951 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wegan, he married Marcella Hackman and she survives.
Mr. Wischmeier was former owner of Wischmeier Grave Services and a retired farmer. He was a life-time member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sauers, and belonged to Sauers Men's Club and Sauers C Dartball team. He was an active member of Indiana Farm Bureau since 1952.
He loved being with his family, attending his grandchildren's sporting events, fishing, traveling and riding his golf cart. He took great pride in maintaining the cemeteries he was involved with.
Survivors include a son, Dwight (Robin) Wischmeier, Seymour; two daughters, DeAnn (Doug) Maxie and Danielle (Charlie) Murphy, both of Seymour; a daughter-in-law, Linda (David) Isom, Seymour; a brother, Melvin (Emy Lou) Wischmeier, Seymour; grandchildren, Shawn (Kelly) Wischmeier, Randi Wischmeier, Heather (Tony) Henson, Adam Wischmeier, Amber Wischmeier, Alex Wischmeier (Megan Hall), Jennifer Speck, Michael Maxie (Mahala Wheeler), Mitchell Maxie, Melissa Maxie, Mark Maxie (Alison Carpenter), Telissa Murphy, Erin Murphy and Andrew Murphy; and 13 great-grandchildren: Sydnee, Tristan, Whitley, Chaz, Nichole, David, Steven, Carter, Ethan, Austin, Jordyn, Carter and Dylan.
Besides his parents, Mr. Wischmeier was also preceded in death by a son, David Wischmeier; a grandson, Nicholas D. Wischmeier; a brother, Erwin Wischmeier; and two sisters, Wilma Stuckwisch and Ella Benter.
Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Sauers, with Pastor Craig Mulbach officiating. Interment will follow at St. John's Lutheran Church, Sauers Cemetery.
Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., Brownstown, and from 9 a.m. until time of the service Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be given to St. John's Lutheran Church, Sauers, or St. John's Lutheran School, Sauers.
Published in The Jackson County Banner from Oct. 30 to Nov. 6, 2013