OBITUARY

Jack Louis Distler

September 27, 1921April 4, 2018
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Distler, Jack Louis, 96, passed away April 4, 2018. A graduate of duPont Manual High School, Jack became involved in flying and obtained his private pilot's license under the government's Civil Air program while at Speed Scientific School, University of Louisville.

After World War II was declared, Jack received a direct commission in the Army Air Corps. He completed his first overseas tour in the China-Burma-India theater, flying C-46 Transports from India to China. On his second tour he was stationed on Okinawa and flew all over the Western Pacific. Separated in 1946, he soon returned to military service and married his wife of 70 years, Martha Floyd of Morganfield.

Jack retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1966 as a lieutenant colonel, and upon his return to Louisville, taught at the United Electronics Institute in Shively. In addition to being an avid photographer, he played the tuba in several local community bands: Corydon Community Band, Holy Name Band, River Cities Concert Band, and Bourbon City Brass Band.

Jack and Martha (Martha passed January 8, 2018) were blessed with three wonderful children, Sherry, Kenneth, and Donald; and seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 10 am at Evergreen Funeral Home Dignity Chapel, with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2 pm-8 pm at the funeral home.

  • FAMILY

  • Jack and Martha (Martha passed January 8, 2018) were blessed with three wonderful children, Sherry, Kenneth, and Donald; and seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

Jack Louis Distler

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Richard Mullins

April 16, 2018

The Distlers were such sweet neighbors. Mr. Distler would ride my son up and down Dorma Ave on his motorized chair and they would both just be grinning from ear to ear. VERY SORRY to hear of both of their passing. I am quite sure they are smiling down from heaven with their wonderful smiles. Love and prayers from the Mullins family.

Susan Distler

April 12, 2018

Susan Distler

April 12, 2018

Bill and Susan Fuller

April 11, 2018

A very wonderful couple, were terrific neighbors. We had fun playing scrabble. Once in a while special people come into your life and these two were certainly special. Jack shared his genealogy work with me and I showed him ours. We could have really gotten into doing that a few years ago. So sorry we did not have more time!

Don Distler

April 11, 2018

Susan Distler

April 11, 2018

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