Jack Giselbach

Obituary of Jack L. Giselbach

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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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2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 20, 2022
Frain Mortuary - Winamac
305 E Main St.
Winamac, Indiana, United States


11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, February 21, 2022
Frain Mortuary - Winamac
305 E Main St.
Winamac, Indiana, United States

Funeral Service

12:00 pm
Monday, February 21, 2022
Frain Mortuary - Winamac
305 E Main St.
Winamac, Indiana, United States
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