Joseph C. "Jack" Etzler
Salem - Joseph C. (Jack) Etzler took the deep six Easter Sunday April 4th in his home of 68 years in Salem. Jack was born in Salem to Ruth Law and George Etzler on Friday the 13th of March,1924.
He was a Salem High School graduate in 1942, WWII Navy veteran attached to the marines in the Pacific Theatre, graduate of Ball State University and voted for more democrats than republicans in his lifetime. He was a Methodist and 60+ year member of Salem Lions' Club.
On Easter Sunday, 4/17/49 he married Jane Marilyn Coffman who passed away October 18,2005. He is survived by a son Scott (Becki) and 2 grandchildren, Erin and Andrew.
Jack always said it would be a crapshoot where his soul would spend eternity but always tried to maintain a lifestyle that kept him out of jail and always tried to live by the Golden Rule.
Jack will be sorely missed by his family and friends. His self-discipline was legendary and he could be seen riding a stationary bike at the Y daily as recently as this march. He was an avid reader, bridge player and sports enthusiast. Jack always greeted with a smile and had a great sense of humor. This quote is a nice summation "Act well your part, there all the honor lies".
Services will be at Dawalt Funeral Home with visitation on Thursday April 8, from 4-8 and services at 11am Friday April 9th with final resting at Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem.
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Published by Courier-Journal from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2021.