Ray J. Crisler

April 2, 1936 — Jan. 25, 2021

Ray J. Crisler, 84, of Buffalo, formerly of Kentland, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac. 

He was born on April 2, 1936, in Kentland, to the late Charles L. and Anna Ruth (Spangle) Crisler. When Ray was in the fourth grade, his father fell ill with dropsy, causing Ray to have to quit school and work on the farm. Needless to say, he learned how to work hard at a young age. Ray was a farmer and bridge builder. He lived most of his life in Kentland until he retired to Buffalo in 1998. 

Ray was an avid fisherman and coon hunter. He had a special gift for training coon dogs. Although Ray never had any children or grandchildren, he adopted Jenni at a young age and would later adopt her children, all of whom he loved as his own. He was a kind and patient man who will be sadly missed. 

He is survived by his daughter Jenni [Rob] Richie of Winamac; grandsons: Travis Foulks of Buffalo, and Ryan [Brittany] Foulks of Royal Center; granddaughter Kara Richie of Noblesville; six great-grandchildren; and sisters: Esther Emory and Barbara Remick. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Charles L. and Anna Ruth (Spangle) Crisler; twin brother Roy J. Crisler; and grandson Daril Richie. 

In keeping with Ray’s wishes, cremation will take place.

Memorial contributions may be made to Indiana DNR.

Online tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal — Feb. 3, 2021)

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