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Madonna Marie Kistler Obituary


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“Donnie...... It has been over 2 years and the pain of your loss is no lighter. I am comforted in knowing that you are free of pain, hurt and sorrow...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: Carolyn Cougnet - Ellicott city, MD

“hi I dont no if youall remember me .I am the son charles f cougnet(reds) I am so about the passing. I found out on facebook. May she rest in peace...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: kenneth t cougnet - MD

“DONNIE....IT HAS BEEN 1 WEEK SINCE YOUR PASSING AND I STILL FIND IT HARD TO EXCEPT,ESPECIALLY KNOWING I CAN'T PICK UP THE PHONE AT ANY GIVEN TIME TO...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: Carolyn l. Gahl Cougnet - MD

“My sympathy to all of the family. ”
4 of 31 | Posted by: Roger Price - Marion, IN

“My sympathies to Don and family. I know how important you all were to Madonna. I was fortunate to work with Madonna at Our Children, Our Future. ...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Pat Lynn - Wabash, IN

“Don and family so sorry to hear of your loss. She was one special lady and she seemed to make time for all she knew. She will be missed by many but...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Frieda Good - North Manchester, IN

“Don, Angie and the rest of the family, so sorry to here about Madonna's passing. It came as quite a shock. My prayers for all of you. ”
7 of 31 | Posted by: John Pontius - Rochester, IN

“Don, Caroline, Larry and Family, We are saddened to hear of the loss of Madonna. She was a wonderful person and I am sure that Heaven is happy to...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Mary Boyer Slone - Port St. Lucie, FL

“Aunt Madonna I love you and will miss you dearly, I am glad to know that you are in Heaven and at Peace. I will think of you always, all my love...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Vickie Lynn Cohee - Ft. Myers, FL

“We are so sorry about your loss Don if you need anything call and let us know ”
10 of 31 | Posted by: Ernie and Becky Farmer - Mentone, IN

“Madonna - you will be greatly missed, and forever loved. Blessings to all of the family. Love, JT, Tia, Gage & Luke ”
11 of 31 | Posted by: J.T. & Tia Grindle - Amboy, IN

“So shocked and sad to hear about Madonna. She worked with our daughter with Parents as Teachers. We always looked forward to Madonna's visits. She...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Lora Ogden - Roann, IN

“Was so sorry to hear of Madonna's passing. She was such a lovely and vibrant lady and was a real blessing to me during the year-long stay of my...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Brenda Deel - Locust Grove, VA

“Don and family, We will miss having Madonna at our 50th class reunion next month. My condolence and sympathy to you and your family. Classmate,...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Barbara Smith Amiss - IN

“So sorry to hear this, our prayers are with the family. Charles and I worked with Madonna in N. Manchester. Such a wonderful lady. Love Charles and...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: Charles, Dianne Miller - Wabash, IN

“Sorry for the lost of madonna our prayers are with you Mike & Deborah Cayla & Sheere Enser ”
16 of 31 | Posted by: Mike Enser - Wabash, IN

“our prayers are with you Jim & Alma Enser ”
17 of 31 | Posted by: Jim Enser - Wabash, IN

“I will Miss Madonna my next door neighbor for years she treated me like family if anybody needs anything just call me 574-267-4907 ”
18 of 31 | Posted by: Harry Harreld - Warsaw, IN

“Deepest condolences to the family. I was a parent educator with Madonna for three years. Truly enjoyed her and missed working with her. She...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: Lisa Sweet-Kinsey - Fort Wayne, IN

“Don, I appreciate having known you and Madonna for many years. Her passing will create a void. The time you spent fishing can still be enjoyed, the...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: george scheerer - IN

“Don, I appreciate having known you and Madonna for many years. Her passing will create a void. The time you spent fishing can still be enjoyed, the...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: george scheerer - IN

“I will always love Aunt Donnie. I will really miss her. love, Lacey ”
22 of 31 | Posted by: Lacey Davidson - Ellicott City, MD

“Don, i am sorry for your loss. Madonna will be missed by all of us. She was such a sweet gentle lady. May God wrap his arm around you and comfort...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Rebel Decker - Wabash, IN

“Uncle Don, Angie, Georgie and Jeff, we are so sorry for your loss. We always look forward to seeing Aunt Donnie and her beautiful smile. We will...Read More »
24 of 31 | Posted by: Alleesha Davidson - Ellicott City, MD

“Your family is in our prayers. I work with Michelle in Kernersville, NC and she has shared with us what a wonderful Grand Mother Mrs. Kistler was. ”
25 of 31 | Posted by: Dan Boggs - Polkville, NC

“We would like to send our deepest condolences to our Uncle Don, our cousins Angela, Georgia and Jeff, our mom and Grammy Carolyn and Uncle Larry for...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: Greg, Melissa, Jackson and Nora Cougnet - MD

“Rest in peace Aunt Madonna you will be very missed! ”
27 of 31 | Posted by: Kathy Gahl Johnson - Dunlap, IL

“A beautiful woman, I remember her well from high school, I am so sorry to hear of her passing much too soon. ”
28 of 31 | Posted by: marilyn (vrooman) moore - Mendon, MI

“Don & Family, So very sorry to hear about Madonna. She was always such a wonderful neighbor and friend. I will always remember and cherish the times...Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: Nancy Fenker - Columbia City, IN

“Dear Don and family, Thinking of you. I was so looking forward to our 50th class reunion and seeing Madonna. Iwill see her in Heaven. Our...Read More »
30 of 31 | Posted by: Barbara Workman Krichbaum - MI

“Dear,Angela,I'am so sorry to here that your mom past.If u would like to talk here is number 260-901-3033 ”
31 of 31 | Posted by: Kay - North Manchester, IN


Madonna Marie Kistler, 67, of Lukens Lake near Roann, Indiana, died at 7:47 a.m. Sunday, May 20, 2012 at her home. She was born June 6, 1944 in Huntington, Indiana to Paul Edward Gahl and Helen (Harrison) Etchison, and was also raised by her step mother, Margaret Sarah (Fitzgerald) Gahl. Madonna married Donald Lee Kistler in Wabash County, Indiana on December 1, 1962. She worked in the Parents as Teachers program for Youth Services Bureau and also was the Social Services Director for Millers Merry Manor West, both in Wabash. She was a member of the Cathedral of Praise and the Woman's Clubhouse, both of Wabash. Madonna gave programs to several service clubs in Wabash. She is survived by her husband, Donald Lee Kistler of Roann; 3 children, Angela M. Jacobs of Rochester, Indiana, Georgia J. England of Huntington, Indiana, and Jeffrey P. (Agnes) Kistler of Katy, Texas; 5 grandchildren, Ashley Edwards of Indianapolis, Indiana, Benjamin Jacobs of North Manchester, Indiana, Megan Kern of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Chad England and Vladmir Kistler, both of Huntington; 2 great-grandchildren, Morgan Jacobs and Brianna Evans, both of Indianapolis; sister, Carolyn L. (Bob) Cougnet of Ellicott City, Maryland; brother, Larry E. Gahl of Danverse, Illinois; half sister, Betty (Don) Mannaring and half brother, Kenny Etchison, both of Alexandria, Indiana. Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor James Turnes and Pastor Alfredo Lazeno officiating. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Cancer Society or Wabash-Miami Home Healthcare and Hospice. The memorial guest book for Madonna may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.

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