Samuel "Sam" O. Kistler, 72, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2022, at Fayette County Hospital ER in Vandalia, IL.
Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Pastor Doug Wodtka officiating. Burial will follow at Griffith Cemetery, Rural Brownstown, IL, with Military Rites by Crawford-Hale American Legion Post #95, Vandalia, IL and Brownstown VFW Post #9770. Visitation will be held from 6-8 on Monday, April 18, 2022, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL and 1 hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Memorials: Brownstown FFA. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.millerfh.net.
He was born November 22, 1949, in Vandalia, IL, the son of Carl & Florence Dean Kistler. Married Joann Agnes Karban on June 3, 2017 at Overcup Baptist Church. Sam farmed his entire life; he raised hogs and cattle; worked for South Central FS for 45 years; US Army Veteran and later a School Bus Driver for the Brownstown School District. Sam was a member of Vandalia Moose Lodge #1447 and American Legion Post #95, Vandalia, IL.
He is survived by: Wife - Joann Kistler, Vandalia, IL; Daughters - Amy Clarey & Tony, Shelbyville, IL and Tonya Christian & Loren, Assumption, IL; Step-Sons - Ronald Strong & Tina, Collinsville, IL and Robin Strong & Rhonda, Glen Carbon, IL; Grandchildren - Austin, Jacob, Alleson, Adam, Josh, Lindsey and Lainey; Great Grand Child - Kahli; and Sister - Mila Dush, Vandalia, IL.
Preceded in death by: His Parents; and 2 Half Brothers - David and John.