AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Services celebrating the life of Wade Schisler will be held Friday, September 23 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.

Wade died on Monday evening September 19 at Hospice House.

He was born on March 11, 1929, the son of Charles and Sarah (Minck) Schisler.

Wade graduated from Austintown Fitch High School in 1947.

After graduating, he served in the US Army during the Korean conflict.

Wade retired from the Mahoning County Farm Bureau in 1993 as manager after 45 years. After retiring, he was employed as an associate for Lane Family Funeral Homes for another 20 years, retiring in 2014.

He was a member of the old Wickcliffe Christian Church where he served on various committees.

He had a love for sports, playing baseball while in the military and playing softball in the Austintown Church League until his late 50s. Wade also enjoyed playing cards and working with wood.

He is survived by his children, Randy of Youngstown, Richard (Dinah) of Woodstock, Illinois, Pete (Suzanne) of Greenford and Rita (Jim) McClung of Canfield; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Wade was predeceased by his wife, Vivian (Knauf) Schisler, whom he married on June 18, 1950 and died on February 14, 2017; two brothers and a sister.

Family and friends may call from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. until time of services Friday, September 23 at the funeral home.

The Schisler family would like to thank Boardman Mercy Hospital 6th Floor and Hospice House for the exceptional care provided to Wade.

The family is asking for memorial contributions to be made to Hospice House.

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A television tribute will air on Wednesday, September 21 at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. on WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX, and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.