Paul A. Wagler, 71, of Middlebury, died on Friday, November 12 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, FL, following complications from surgery. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Paul and his wife resided in Sarasota during the winter months, and he was employed by Yoder's Produce in Sarasota. He was born on October 16, 1950, in Daviess County, IN, to Arthur and Alta (Knepp) Wagler. On November 25, 1971, in Middlebury, he married Barbara Ellen Miller, she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are seven daughters, Delores Schlabach, Rosemary Wagler, Ruthann (Calvin) Bontrager, SuEllen (Leon) Yoder, Clara Wagler all of Middlebury, Alta (Lavon) Yoder of Shipshewana, Katie (Larry) Miller of Sarasota, FL; two sons, Marlin (Leona) Wagler of LaGrange, William (Regina) Wagler of Topeka; 38 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; eight brothers, Harry (Mary) Wagler of OH, Martin (Marie) Wagler, Ezra (Geneva) Wagler, Ben (Sue) Wagler, Amos (Ida Rose) Wagler, Artie (Sara) Wagler, Dave (Marjorie) Wagler, Glen (Marjorie) Wagler all of Daviess County, IN; three sisters, Rosalie Stoll, Lovina (Wilmer) Raber, Alta Wagler all of Daviess County, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Norman Schlabach; grandson, Michael Bontrager; brother-in-law, Wilmer Stoll. Visitation will be all day Wednesday, November 17 at the family residence, 58783 CR 43, Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Thursday, November 18 also at the family residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Melvin R. Miller and the home ministers. Burial will be in Mast Cemetery, Middlebury. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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