Harold Philip Missler, 81, of Norwalk, entered the kingdom of heaven peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at the family home.
Harold was born Dec. 12, 1925, in Seneca County, Bellevue, son of Clemence and Mary (Fritz) Missler. He was a 1943 graduate of St. Paul Catholic High School. He was a proud and active member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, where he was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the parish's cemetery board, vocation committee, and diocesan DDF board. He was also a member of the Norwalk area food bank, Bronson Norwalk Conservation League, and the Buckeye Liquor Dealer Association. The tavern business was his career for 40 years at Harold's Bar, Norwalk, and Bob's Bar, Fremont. He enjoyed gardening, landscaping and mentoring tavern owners.
Harold leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 59 years, Viola M. (Weisenberger); his loving children, Sister Susan Mary Missler, SND, of Fremont; Steve (Margie) Missler, of North Ridgeville, Ohio; Fr. John Missler of Port Clinton; Danny (Denise) Missler of Norwalk; Julie (David) Filipucci of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Jennifer (Robert) Korte of Keller, Texas; Janet (Keith) Madaras of Pemberville, Ohio; his precious grandchildren, Bradley Missler, Thomas Filipucci, Robert Filipucci, Jared Missler, Brianna Missler, Christopher Madaras, Ashley Madaras, Zachary Madaras, Madeline Korte and Victoria Korte; his brother, Arnold (Ethel) Missler of Norwalk; his sister, Marie (Ronald) Stieber of Norwalk; and his sister-in-law, Rita Missler of Fremont.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Clemence and Mary Missler; and his brother, Robert Missler.
A scripture service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk, with visitation from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be10:30 a.m. Saturday, in St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk; Mass will be offered by his son, Fr. John Missler. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Norwalk. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church and Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. Condolences may be made at edwalkerfuneralhome.com.