City of Residence: Burton, OH
Memorial Date: 11/10/2012 - 9:30 a.m.
Memorial Location: Funeral services will be held at 16125 Tavern Road, Burton.
Jake C. Byler, 87, of Burton, entered eternal rest peacefully early Thursday morning, Nov. 8, 2012, at home surrounded by his family.
He was born May 15, 1925, to the late Crist C. and Elizabeth (nee Detweiler) Byler. He was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Jake was ordained a minister in 1960.
Jake is now reunited with his loving wife, Sara, who passed in 2008.
He enjoyed farming, making swings and other woodworking crafts.
Jake will be missed by his children, Emma Byler, Crist (Lizzie) Byler, Jonas (Ella) Byler, Bill (Ada) Byler, Fannie (Melvin) Miller, Enos (Esther) Byler, Melvin Byler, Jacob (Mary) Byler, Lester (Mary Ann) Byler and John (Lovina) Byler; 65 grandchildren and 153 great-grandchildren; one brother; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one grandchild and one great-grandchild; and three brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at 16125 Tavern Road, Burton, with Bishop Enos Slabaugh officiating.
Jake's final resting place will be in Hershberger Cemetery in Burton. Visitation will be anytime until the time of service.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Best Funeral Home, 15809 Madison Road, Middlefield, 440-632-0818. Online condolences may be sent to www.bestfunerals.com.