Paul Mishler

March 10, 1931 - October 10, 2020
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Paul Mishler, age 89, of New Philadelphia passed away in the Inn at Northwood Village at Dover on Saturday, October 10, 2020.

Paul was born on March 10, 1931, to the late Howard and Olive (Horn) Mishler of Rush Township. In 1946, he moved to Uhrichsville where he lived with his grandparents John and Thedia Mishler, …

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Paul Mishler, age 89, of New Philadelphia passed away in the Inn at Northwood Village at Dover on Saturday, October 10, 2020.

Paul was born on March 10, 1931, to the late Howard and Olive (Horn) Mishler of Rush Township. In 1946, he moved to Uhrichsville where he lived with his grandparents John and Thedia Mishler, so he could attend high school, where he enjoyed playing all sports and lettered in three. He graduated in 1949.

After graduation, Paul was employed at the W.T. Grant Store in New Philadelphia where he met Jean Poston of Dover. The couple married March 1, 1951, and resided in New Philadelphia. Paul said there were two important women in his life; the first, his grandmother, Thedia Mishler, who taught him work habits and how to save and invest his money. Then the “love of his life”, his wife, Jean, who worked shoulder to shoulder with him as they established Mishler Realty and Mishler Enterprises; all while raising their two sons, Kim and Kris, whom made him very proud. As Gloria and Olga, Paul’s daughters-in-law, were added to the family, they too became welcomed assets in his life and he showed a deep love and appreciation for each of them.

Paul was employed for 17 years at the former Joy Manufacturing at New Philadelphia while working part-time as a Real Estate Associate. He obtained his Broker’s License in 1966 and started a very successful business, Mishler Realty, which he founded in 1973. During his first decade operating Mishler Realty, Paul had the largest real estate company which sold more properties than any previous firm in Tuscarawas County. He also owned and managed 105 rental units.

After selling his real estate company in 1984 to Craig and Kay Barnett, Paul and Jean enjoyed retirement life, having traveled extensively, visiting every state in the Union, including Alaska and Hawaii and even parts of Canada. Their travels also included many cruises visiting many foreign island ports, a trip to the Holy Land, and several European Countries, as well as numerous trips to Las Vegas and Atlantic City. They loved all of their trips and Paul often shared: “Life was good.”

Paul was a life member of the New Philadelphia Elks Lodge, B.P.O.E. 510, and a member of the Dover Eagles and Uhrichsville Moose. He was an avid supporter of The Pillars Club and Share A Christmas. He was Methodist by faith and attended Broadway United Methodist Church at New Philadelphia until dementia prevented him from attending.

Paul is survived by his wife, Jean; his sons, Kim (Gloria) Mishler and Kris (Olga) Mishler; a brother-in-law, Wayne (Miki) Poston of Bradenton, Florida and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his grandparents and parents, Paul was preceded in death by four sisters, JoAnn Renicker, Betty Johnson, Twila Mathias, and Waverly Bethel; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Edna Mae and Dent Williams and many special friends.

A private graveside service will be held in the Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia. The Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home and Crematory at New Philadelphia is handling arrangements.


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1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Born: March 10, 1931
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Gene Stefani posted on 10/18/20

Please accept my deepest condolences. Paul will be missed by many in our community. May god be with Jean and family during this time. Sending all my love. Gene Stefani


terry snyder posted on 10/14/20

Sorry for your loss and prayers and symphony towards the family we will miss Paul love you Jean sincerely love lucy cook and terry snyder


John & Jeanie James posted on 10/14/20

Dear Jean & family, Our sincere sympathy on your loss of Paul. He was a great guy and we'll remember the fun ties we had together. May all your memories keep you strong.


James Huff posted on 10/14/20

So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Miss seeing you and Paul at the Elks. Miss golfing with Paul in the Senior's Scrambles. Such a great gentleman to be associated with. He will be missed. R.I.P Paul. The Good Lord be with you. Jim Huff


Patty Haynes posted on 10/13/20

Kim and Gloria, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you today and the days to come as you mourn your father’s passing.


James A Deibel posted on 10/13/20

Paul was a good friend and a good person. I'm sorry to hear this. He sure helped me out (THANKS)


Amber Ricker posted on 10/12/20

Jean, Kim, Gloria, Kris and Olga: Words cannot express how sincerely sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. I loved working for Paul and Jean at Mishler Realty. It was a job I enjoyed and you just felt like family. We had a lot of fun times and those memories I cherish! Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Paul, you were a blessing to all who knew you, including me. My sincerest sympathies and love to you all. Amber Ricker


Frank Leone posted on 10/12/20

to all the mishler family ,PAUL sold me and my wife our first home ,he is the best ever ,soo very very sorry for your loss ,you have my deepest sympathy ,and are in my deep thoughts and prayers,Frank Leone


Linda Mishler Terry posted on 10/12/20

I was a sister to Paul. Living in Florida for the last 12 years havent been able to get to Ohio to see Paul and Jean. I'm sure he will be missed.


LuAnn Kail posted on 10/12/20

Sorry for your loss.Paul was a great guy and realtor


Rebecca Roth posted on 10/12/20

Dearest Jean, so sorry for your loss of your dear sweet husband Paul. May it help your pain knowing he is at rest with Jesus and has no pain, only praise.


Carolyn Vaughn posted on 10/12/20

Dearest Jean and Family, I am so very sorry to learn of Paul's passing, what a great man to know as we did and you also....You both were great friends to Bob and I......Thinking of you with Love and sympathy.... Carolyn Vaughn