Robert Lysaght, 80

Robert D. Lysaght, 80, passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. He was born July 8, 1933, in St. Joseph, Mo. He worked as a plant manager at Essex and United Technologies. He served in the U.S. Airforce and was a member of the local American Legion, VFW, and Am Vets.Surviving family include his wife of 46 years, Mary (Garton) Lysaght of South Whitley; children, Brian Lysaght of South Whitley, Katherine (Joe) Schuhler and Denice Bruick, both of Fort Wayne, Lisa (Mike Henz) Lysaght of Angola, Richard (Donna) Lysaght of Hicksville, Ohio, Rhonda (companion Tony Hicks) Lysaght and Robert (Angie) Lysaght both of South Whitley; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; two sisters and three brothers. Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by two brothers. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 2 p.m., Monday, at St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church, 315 S. Line St., Columbia City, IN 46725 with visitation one hour prior. The burial will be in the Green Hill Cemetery, Columbia City. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, Ossian is handling arrangements. Visit to leave condolences.