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Maurice R. Wistner

May 4, 1945 ~ December 16, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Maurice Wistner Obituary

Maurice (Maury) Raymond Wistner was called to heaven on December 16, 2023, escaping the bonds of a long-term battle with dementia.

He was born May 4th, 1945 to Marcile and Gerald Wistner at their home in rural Grover Hill.  He graduated from Grover Hill High School with the class of 1963, and was a long-term resident of Grover Hill, before moving to Van Wert, OH, and later Lucedale, MS.

He married his high school sweetheart Cheryl K. Crone on April 24, 1965 at the Grover Hill Church of Christ. They were married for 58 years and were blessed with two sons, four grandsons, one great grandson and one great granddaughter. He worked at Starr Commonwealth and for over ten years at Oakwood Correctional in Lima OH, being named an employee of the year. He was a longtime member of Trinity Friends Church, and was active in his community as well. He loved traveling the globe with Cheryl, exploring five continents with his favorite trips including the Christmas Markets of Nuremberg, Germany, Vienna and Prague. He coached his boys in little league baseball for many seasons, and enjoyed a good game of basketball or ping pong whenever the opportunity arose. His quiet strength, integrity, unwavering faith and humor will be greatly missed.

Surviving are his loving spouse Cheryl; their beloved sons Robb (Laurene) in Texas and Chad (Darci) in Mississippi; his adored grandsons Nick (Natalie) in Virginia, Lance in Mississippi, Koby and Keagan in Texas, and great grandson Lucas and baby girl on the way; and his sister Ona (Ray) Volk. Proceeding in death and waiting for him in Heaven are his parents, and brothers Rodney and John, his sister Naomi, and in-laws George and Ruth Crone.

We wish to give special thanks to Maury’s dedicated and loving caregivers from Gentiva Hospice in Lucedale, MS. Memorials may be made to Gentiva Hospice (in lieu of flowers).

Services will be held at Trinity Friends Church in Van Wert, Ohio at noon on Thursday, December 21, 2023, with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service with Pastor Matt McGovern officiating. Local services were provided by Cowan and Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, Ohio.

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December 21, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Trinity Friends Church

Funeral Service
December 21, 2023

12:00 PM
Trinity Friends Church


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