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Obituary for James A Kistler

October 12, 1936 - January 28, 2018
Elyria, Ohio | Age 81

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother


James A. Kistler, 81, of Elyria went home to be with his Lord Sunday, January 28, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born October 12, 1936 in Cleveland.
James was a graduate of Bedford High School, Class of 1954 and received his BA from Ohio Northern University in 1958. He was employed for 30 years at National City Bank in Cleveland, retiring in 1995 as the Vice President of Consumer Loans. He was a member of the Community United Methodist Church for 45 years and served on the Finance Committee and Trustee Board. He loved woodworking, golfing, and was an avid Cleveland Indians fan.
Mr. Kistler is survived by his wife of 60 years, Valera (nee Iams); children Michelle Cook (Keith) of Elyria, James D. Kistler (Kim) of Elyria, Rebecca Porter (Rick) of Elyria; grandchildren Joshua, Marie, Kimmy, Tyler, Mackenzie, Erica, Trent, Karlie, Brent; great-granddaughter Charlotte Elizabeth Cook; sisters Jane McAnaney of Buffalo, NY, Joan MacMeans of Garfield Heights, and Jeri Buddenhagen of Independence.
He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur J. and Marie E. (nee Tessmer) Kistler.
Friends may call 5-9pm Monday, February 5 at Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second Street, Elyria. A Memorial Service will be 11am Saturday, March 3 at the Community United Methodist Church, 680 Abbe Road N, Elyria. Pastor Reverend Kevin Coleman will officiate.
Memorial contributions can be forwarded to New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH 44053.

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