James L. Mishler Sr., of Deerbrook, died Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Eastview Medical and Rehabilitation Center. He was 78 years old. He was born on December 12, 1942, in Manitowoc, a son of the late Cloyse Mishler Sr. and Marcella (Petarski) Smith. He married Carol Knuth on June 2, 1962, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Elcho.
James was a member of the Wisconsin Laborer's Union Local 400 for many years.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping, trap shooting and gardening.
Survivors include his wife, Carol; two daughters, Lee Ann (Joe) Braatz of Shawano and Lisa (Tom Basler) Mishler of Gleason; three sons, Dan Mishler, David (Ronda) Mishler and James Mishler, Jr. all of Deerbrook; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Donna (Ronald) Hagen of Irma and Joan (Ray) Pond of Rhinelander; three sisters-in-law, Jeanne (Bob) Roberts of Florida, Arlene (John) Gagas of Milwaukee and Pat (Steve) Byhoffer of Minneapolis; and a brother-in-law, Mel (Vickie) Knuth of Green Bay. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, John "Jack" Mishler and Cloyse "Butch" Mishler, Jr.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021, at 12 p.m. at Bradley Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Hagen officiating. Burial will take place at Kempster Lakeside Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the funeral home.
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