He was born Nov. 15, 1920, in Clay County, the son of Martin and Ruth (Miller) Mishler. Madison or "Red," as he was known, began farming as a young man after his father became ill, and continued this career throughout his life.
Red also raised, broke and pulled draft horses.
He participated in horse pulls throughout the area.
Recently, he enjoyed watching horse pulls rather than participating.
Red also enjoyed bird and rabbit hunting.
Red chaired the horse pull committee at the Owen County Fair from 1990--2010. He served on the Owen County 4-H Fair board during the 1960's. Most recently he had been attending Heritage Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Eloise Mishler, brother Arthur Mishler and daughter-in-law Darla Mishler.
He is survived by his daughter Jane Kincaid (Wayne), Kokomo, sons Jim Mishler (Anne), Terre Haute, and Bill Mishler, Coal City, grandchildren Steve Kincaid (Debbie), Noblesville, Krista Lavonas (Eric), Denver, Co., Bret Mishler (Lorrie), Spencer, Rachelle Stafonski (Angela), Seattle, Wa., Theresa Higginbotham, Coal City, and Russell Higginbotham Jr., Hortonville, Ind., great grandchildren Matt Kincaid, Nick Kincaid, Derrick Mishler, Madaline Mishler, Megan Mishler, Anna Mishler, Nolan Mishler, Lucy Lavonas, Calvin Lavonas, Jacob Higginbotham, Zachery Higginbotham, Amber Higginbotham and Hunter Higginbotham.
Services will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Clay City, Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at 11 a.m., with Myron James officiating.
Burial will follow at Beech Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday from 4-8 p.m.
Visit www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.