Obituary of Jack L. Giselbach
Jack L. Giselbach, 87, of Ora, IN went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. He passed away unexpectedly at Northwest Health Porter Hospital in Valparaiso, IN. Jack was born on November 26, 1934 in Elwood, IN to the late Joseph Raymond and Helen Bernice [Green] Giselbach. He loved the outdoors and had fond memories of playing in the family apple orchid in his youth. Jack was a talented young athlete who excelled in basketball, football, and baseball. He volunteered for the US Navy and served during the Korean War. On September 28, 1977, he married the love of his life, Carole York, in Ft. Wayne, IN. Jack retired from the Indiana Department of Corrections after nearly 20 years of service. He worked at Westville Correctional Facility and Medaryville Youth Camp.
Jack enjoyed helping others and was a former member of the Jaycees in Albion, IN. He had a lifetime of love for gospel music and enjoyed singing with the Lake Shore Gospelaires. Jack’s love for the outdoors led him to become a Park Ranger at Chain O’ Lakes State Park in Albion. He was avid outdoorsman and had good memories of camping with his parents, family, and friends. Jack’s life was absorbed by caring for those he loved. He was a hardworking and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Jack loved his family very much, especially spending time with his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by:
Carole [York] Giselbach, Ora, IN Wife
Ginny (Kathy Kellems) Trent, Francesville, IN Daughter
Brad (Jena) Giselbach, Champions Gate, FL Son
Ben Giselbach, Ora, IN Son
Joseph Giselbach, Ora, IN Son
Jane (Bruce) Hestand, Noblesville, IN Daughter
Deanna Giselbach, Ocala, FL Daughter-in-law
Austin Trent, Grandson
Kolt Trent, Grandson
Chase Trent, Grandson
Olivia Trent, Granddaughter
Dawson Trent, Grandson
Torie Hemphill, Granddaughter
Justice Giselbach, Grandson
Faith Hemphill, Granddaughter
Allyson Hemphill, Granddaughter
Patience Giselbach, Granddaughter
Christian Giselbach, Grandson
Alyssa Giselbach, Granddaughter
Benjamin Giselbach, Grandson
Chad (Mandi) Stewart, Grandson
Marie Young, Granddaughter
Several Great Grandchildren
Mary Ingram, Elwood, IN Sister
Peach (Bill) Dodd, Elwood, IN Sister
Robin Driver, Elwood, IN Sister
Jim (Lekeeta) Giselbach, Fairmount, IN Brother
Tom (Ginnie) Giselbach, LaFontaine, IN Brother
Eileen Giselbach, Sister-in-law
Joe Frazee, Brother-in-law
Many Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in death by:
Joseph Raymond and Helen Bernice [Green] Giselbach, Parents
Clay Giselbach, Son
1 Great Grandchild
Sharon Buckler, Sister
Pat Frazee, Sister
Sudy Elmerick, Sister
Leo Giselbach, Brother
Bob Giselbach, Brother
Jerry Ingram, Brother-in-law
Funeral Services will be held at 12 Noon EST Monday, February 21, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac with Pastor Etsie Allen officiating.
The American Legion and VFW will conduct Military Honors following services at funeral home.
Visitation will be from 2-6 PM EST Sunday, February 20, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac and one hour prior to services at the funeral home Monday.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Denham Freewill Baptist Church.
Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.
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