LeRoy Nisley, 80, Goshen, died at 1:21 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, at his residence. His death was unexpected but due to natural causes.
He was born Oct. 11, 1936, in Goshen, to Perry and Betsie (Bontrager) Nisley.
On Sept. 11, 1958, in Elkhart County, he married Mary Ellen Lehman, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Miriam (Edwin) Miller, Middlebury, Martha (Wilbur) Bontrager, Gosport, and Mary Kathryn (Ernest) Miller, Middlebury; five sons, Wilbur (Waneta) Nisley, Gerald (Marilyn) Nisley, John (Wanda) Nisley, Steve (Eldora) Nisley and David (Suetta) Nisley, all of Goshen; 54 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lillian (Howard) Miller, Goshen, Edna (Daniel) Yoder and Irma (Perry) Mast, both of Middlebury; three brothers, Eldon (Katie) Nisley, Kalona, Iowa, Glen (LeAnna) Nisley and Perry (Alma) Nisley Jr., both of Goshen.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a stillborn brother, Gerald Nisley.
He was a senior bishop of the Old Order Amish Church.
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, and all day Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the family residence, 62764 C.R. 35, Goshen.
Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, also at the family residence. Services will be conducted by the home ministers.
Burial will be at Nisley Cemetery, Goshen.
Arrangements are with Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury.
Published on August 8, 2017