OBITUARY

Kenneth Milton Tischler

August 10, 1928November 8, 2018
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Ken Tischler was born on August 10, 1928 in Flasher, North Dakota to Frank and Irma Tischler. He died on November 8, 2018 in Sandy, Oregon. Ken graduated in 1946 from Gresham High School. He attended L.I.F.E. Bible College in California . In 1950 he married Alma Lou (Welty) .He was Assistant Manager at Zim’s Grocery in Gresham. He became a salesman for Circus Food Company. He became part owner of Schmoyer Finney and Tischler , and then half owner of Tischler Strong & Associates, Inc. Later he owned Tischler & Associates, Inc.

He enjoyed his retirement traveling to many countries with his wife.

He is survived by his wife Alma Lou of Sandy, OR. , his sisters Imogene Vanderwall of Beaverton and Betty Drenkowski of Gresham, OR. He leaves behind his children D’Anne Hanan, Rick Tischler and Michelle Piazza. He is survived by seven grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home on Saturday November 17 at 11 am.

Donations may be given to Grace Community Church in Gresham.

  • FAMILY

  • Alma Lou Tischler, Wife
  • Imogene Vanderwall, Sister
  • Betty Drenkowski, Sister
  • D'Anne Hanan, Daughter
  • Rick Tischler, Son
  • Michelle Piazza, Daughter
  • Ken is also survived by his seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
  • DONATIONS

  • Grace Community Church

Services

  • Memorial Service at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • Reception in Timberline Room at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home Saturday, November 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

Kenneth Milton Tischler

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Karen Skye

November 14, 2018

Well, who can forget the candy?! Uncle Kenny was like Santa Claus to me and my brother and sisters. We knew that when there was a family gathering with the Tischlers, there would soon be mountains of candy at home to drool over. For some reason, I remember Toffifay as being one of his grandest offerings.

Uncle Kenny had a great sense of humor and was always quick to laugh. But, it was also very clear that it was important to follow his rules or discipline could be swift and unyielding. Uncle Kenny - and it was always Kenny, never Ken, since his adoring older sisters had given him that moniker and refused to let him outgrow it - was a great role model for my sisters, brother and me. We needed that. Although my own father lost the battle with his demons and unfortunately provided little that a child could hold on to, I remember a gathering years later at Aunt Betty's - for her 70th birthday, I believe - at which there was a lot of reminiscing about people and events of the past. Uncle Kenny talked about how amazingly intelligent and quick witted my father was and what a shame he was unable to realize his potential. That kind spirited observation gave me something positive to assimilate into my psyche. It obviously meant a lot to me because I have remembered his comments many times over the years.

During our adult years, Uncle Kenny was always available to provide support and encouragement to me and my siblings, and was generous with sound advice when requested. I loved, respected and admired my uncle very much. He will be missed, but his positive influence remains in my heart.

Much love,
Niece Karen

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Biography

Ken Tischler was born on August 10, 1928 in Flasher, North Dakota to Frank and Irma Tischler. He died on November 8, 2018 in Sandy, Oregon.
Ken graduated in 1946 from Gresham High School. He attended L.I.F.E. Bible College in California . In 1950 he married Alma Lou (Welty) .He was Assistant Manager at Zim’s Grocery in Gresham. He became a salesman for Circus Food Company. He became part owner of Schmoyer Finney and Tischler , and then half owner of Tischler Strong & Associates, Inc. Later he owned Tischler & Associates, Inc.

He enjoyed his retirement traveling to many countries with his wife.

He is survived by his wife Alma Lou of Sandy, OR. , his sisters Imogene Vanderwall of Beaverton and Betty Drenkowski of Gresham, OR. He leaves behind his children D’Anne Hanan, Rick Tischler and Michelle Piazza. He is survived by seven grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home on Saturday November 17 at 11 am.

Donations may be given to Grace Community Church in Gresham.