Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

John Phillip “Jack” Isley, 91, of Valparaiso passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018. He was born August 26, 1926 in Gary, IN to Malcolm & Kathryn Isley, graduated from Horace Mann High School and served with the U.S. Army. Jack began the first of his 37+ jobs at age 14. Never idle, always learning and inventing he held multiple patents specializing in machining, but his career branched into aviation, marine transportation, assembly line technology, construction management and any mechanical operation that his engineering mind saw needed improvement. If you had a problem you couldn’t solve, you called Jack.  On April 13, 2010 he married Cheryl Lape with whom he spent 27 incredible years. She survives along with his brother, Kenny (Jill) Isley, sisters & brothers-in-law, Tammy Isley, Dwayne (Darla) Lape, David (Katie) Lape, Rev. Christy (Rev. Stacy) Dickt, Tiffany Cox, mother-in-law, Nora Lape, friend & caregiver, Nikki Pierce and many loving nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by daughter, Vicki Isley in 2017, brother, Alan Isley in 2016, father-in-law, Larry Lape and brother-in-law, Norman (Sheila) Lape.
Following cremation at Angelcrest Crematory a memorial gathering will be announced, and it will undoubtedly include ice cream as a tribute to Jack, which he could never pass up.

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