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Robert F. Wisehart, 91, resident of Fishers and lifetime resident of Middletown, passed away Dec. 18, 2017, in Fishers.
He was born Aug. 9, 1926, in Middletown, the son of Francis A. and Helen Stout Wisehart.
He was a graduate of Middletown High School and received his bachelor of arts degree from DePauw University. He received his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law.
He was an attorney with Wisehart & Wisehart, Law Offices in Middletown as well as Wisehart & Phillips. He had been Chairman of the Board of First Merchants Bank and was extremely active on the board for Habitat for Humanity. He was integral in the building of the Middletown Fall Creek Public Library through the Halcyon Post Foundation and was a key developer for Crestwood Mobile Home Park in Middletown. He had been an active member of the Middletown Chamber of Commerce.
He had been active in the Chesterfield Christian Church, Middletown United Methodist Church and the Sixth Street Christian Church.
He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Army Air Corps.
He and his wife Jean had traveled the world together.
He had been preceded in death by a son, Steven P. Wisehart; his parents; his sister, Martha Baldwin; as well as two grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Jean F. Wisehart; sons, John (Lisa) Wisehart and Francis A. Wisehart; a daughter, Mary Wisehart Phillips; grandchildren, Steven Wisehart, Christopher (Keilani) Wisehart, Jessica Talley, Morgan Wisehart and Lauren Wisehart, Joel Wisehart and Rachel Wisehart; and great-grandchilden, Emily Wisehart and Zach Powers.
Services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, 118 S. Fifth St., Middletown, with Pastor Ned Clark and Marty Ballard officiating.
Burial will follow in Miller Cemetery, Middletown.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Middletown Fall Creek Public Library.
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The Ballard family is honored to celebrate the life of Robert with family and friends.
Published on December 20, 2017
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