John E Subler

July 19, 1930June 15, 2018

John E. Subler age 87, of Versailles passed away at 9:36 AM on Friday, June 15, 2018, at his residence. John was born July 19, 1930, in Yorkshire to the late Felix E. & Bertha D. (Grilliot) Subler. In addition to his parents, John was also preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Ann Berger, Alverda Bohman, Rita Hannan, Eileen Batty and Patricia Dabbelt; and brothers, Carl Subler, Kenneth Subler, Basil Subler and Marion Goffena. John is survived by his wife of 63 years, Isabella (Seger) Subler whom he married September 25, 1954; children, Tim & Cindy Subler of Versailles, Christine & Jeff Huber of Sidney, Dan Subler of Versailles and Doug & Cheryl Subler of Versailles; 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Doris Monnin of Versailles; sisters-in-law, Annabel Subler of Versailles, Vera & Larry Thaman of Botkins and Krista Subler-Boellke; and numerous nieces and nephews. John was a combat veteran of the Korean War, serving as Sergeant First Class in the U.S. Army. He was a farmer and retired from Subler Transfer in Versailles. John was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles, Knights of Columbus St. Denis Council, Versailles V.F.W. and Darke County Farm Bureau. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles with full military honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and Wednesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Emergency Medical Services.


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, June 20, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, June 20, 2018

John E Subler

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Tena Black

June 19, 2018

I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray for you to find comfort, strength and peace in the Lord. Thinking of and praying for you.

George Batty

June 19, 2018

Sorry to hear about John. A lot of good memories working with John at Subler Transfer.

Carolyn Waymire

June 17, 2018

Please accept our sincere sympathy on the death of your father, grandfather, and greats. He was a hard working man and gentleman. Fathers are so special. Never forgotten. God bless you. Carolyn and Don Waymire