Richard (Dick) Imler, 98, of Anderson, passed away on Thursday, February 3, at Anderson St. Vincent Hospital following a brief illness.
Born in Saratoga, Indiana, Richard was the son of Reverend Earl and Marie (Bradford) Imler. He graduated from Middletown High School in 1941 and served in the aviation branch of the U.S. Navy during WW II. He was employed by Delco Remy and later Guide Lamp as a designer and draftsman, and retired in 1983 after 41 years.
Dick attended Park Place Church and enjoyed photography and traveling throughout the U.S., parts of Europe and Canada. The Indianapolis Honor Flight to D.C. in 2015 highlighted his later traveling experiences.
Quiet, kind and generous, he always put others first. Always dedicated to his family, he took delight in his family members and their interests.
Gifted with an inventive intellect, he designed his own home, adapted to new technologies and enjoyed creative projects. He continued designing and creating useful items until his last months. Gracious and humble, Dick was a patient listener with a contagious smile and a joy for family to visit.
Survivors include his children: Steve (Dianne) Imler of Carmel, Janet (Mike) Withers of Anderson, and Mark (Francy) Imler of Texas; grandchildren, Natalie (Brian) Young, Ryan (Michelle) Imler, Nicholas Withers, Jonathan (Caity) Withers, Liana Depew, Don (Cynthia) Depew; great grandchildren, Seth Young, Alexis Imler, Anthony and Ariana Depew and Beatrice Withers; four siblings, Bill (Dona Lou) Imler of Fort Wayne, Marty (Lew) Mohler of Arizona, Bob Imler of Texas, Don (Sandy) Imler of Texas; many nieces and nephews.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Phyllis Ann (Walker) Imler, second wife, Mary Ann (East) Imler; sister, Ruth Vayhinger, and brother, Maurice Imler.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service on Saturday, February 19, 2022 with service officiated by Carol Imler Jackson at 1:00 p.m.
Masks greatly appreciated.
Burial will follow at East Maplewood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Park Place Food Pantry. http://www.ppchog.org/donate
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