Rowene Iola Whisler, 96, of Berne went home to be with Jesus Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 9 p.m. surrounded by her family at her residence. She was born October 17, 1923, in Berne to David and Leona (Lehman) Zuercher. She was married January 16, 1946, to Robert Whisler.
She was a member of the First Missionary Church in Berne. She taught piano and accordion lessons at Zuercher Music in Berne for many years. She really enjoyed watching birds outside her home, especially cardinals and hummingbirds. She was an accomplished musician who taught piano and accordion lessons out of her home for many years. She also had a green thumb and was an excellent gardener.
She is survived by her two daughters, Janice (Larry) Morgan of Muncie; and Janelle (fiancé Larry Dahlgren) Williamson of Fort Wayne; two sons, Ken Whisler of Geneva; and Kevin (Elaine) Whisler of Auburn, Washington; three brothers, Howard Zuercher; Sam Zuercher; and Paul Zuercher, all of Berne; sister, Marilyn (Larry) Graham of South Roxanna, Illinois; sister-in-law, Dorine Zuercher of Berne; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on March 11, 2010; son, Michael Whisler in infancy; four brothers, Gary Zuercher; Cliff Zuercher; James Zuercher; and Arthur Zuercher; and two sisters, Pauline Solano; and Martha Schug.
A drive bye visitation will be held Tuesday, April 28 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at First Missionary Church in Berne. Visitors will be directed to follow a path which allows them to greet the family. You must remain in your vehicles at all times. This has been approved by the Adams County Health Department.
Due to guidelines established by the state of Indiana in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, private family services will be held. You are invited to visit and like the Facebook page for Zwick & Jahn where a video will be posted of her service which will be held later on Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to the family (checks payable to Zwick & Jahn Funeral Homes).
Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Yager-Kirchhofer Chapel in Berne. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.zwickjahn.com.