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James D. Fisel


James D. Fisel, 86, of LaGrange, IN died, Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Life Care Center of LaGrange.


Mr. Fisel was born on September 27, 1926 in Goshen, IN to Sylvester and LuLu (Loy) Fisel. They preceded him in death.


In 1962, he moved from Goshen, IN to LaGrange, IN.  Mr. Fisel was a farmer, had been in farm machinery sales, and was the former owner of J & J Irrigation in LaGrange, IN.


Mr. Fisel was a United States Navy veteran having served in World War II.  He was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in LaGrange, LaGrange American Legion Post #215, a 50 year member of the Meridian Sun Lodge #76 F. & A.M., and was a former LaGrange County 4-H Fair board member and the LaGrange Moose Lodge #1351.


On April 2, 1947 in Noble County, IN he married Esther Faye Schlemmer.  Mrs. Fisel preceded him in death on October 25, 1999.


Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Laura and Paul Adamson of Muncie, IN and Grace and Larry Spero of LaGrange, IN; a son, James P. Fisel of LaGrange, IN; six grandchildren, Christopher Roberts, Amy Ballard, Ben Randall, Eric Fisel, Adam Fisel, and Kellie Fisel; two step-grandchildren, Matt Spero and Michelle Spero; and six great-grandchildren, Griffin Gust, Emma Ballard, Lucas Ballard, Quinn Randall, Emily Roberts, and Brooke Roberts; and eight step-great-grandchildren, Kyle Ballard, Kaleb Ballard, Chris Ballard, Derek Frazee, Hamilton Spero, Kasen Spero, Keanan Spero, and Marcus Martinez.


Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Everett and Kenneth Fisel.


Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 10:00 am at Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 W. Michigan St., LaGrange, IN with Rev. Sandra Hutchens officiating.  Burial will follow the service at Greenwood Cemetery in LaGrange.  LaGrange American Legion Post #215 will conduct military rites at the graveside.


Visitation will be Monday, October 22, 2012 from 3-7 pm, with a Masonic Service conducted by Meridian Sun Lodge #76 F. & A.M at 7 pm.


Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church or LaGrange American Legion Post #215.


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