David Elwood Mirise

March 14, 1938 ‒ December 08, 2020

Marysville, Ohio


David E. Mirise 82, of Marysville, passed away unexpectedly at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Born March 14, 1938 in Columbus, Ohio the son of the late Leroy & Edna (Myers) Mirise. David graduated from Olentangy High School in 1956. He would then enlist into the United State Navy, and that is how he met the love of his wife Barbara “Barb” Bauder, who loved a man in uniform. They married in 1957, and would move down to Orlando, Florida, where David was stationed in the Navy. David was dedicated to his job, which often times caused him to have late nights in the office. He was happy that he married a woman like Barb who took care of not only the kids, but all of the household chores, and even had dinner ready on the table when he came home. David and Barb were members and attended Old Stone Presbyterian Church.

After being Honorably discharged from the military David would go on to work for Massie Ferguson as the District Sales Manager for over 18 years, after leaving there he would work several other jobs before settling at BFI as a maintenance supervisor. He retired from that job after 18 plus years of service.

Left to cherish his memory are his children Michael (Connie) Mirise and Sandra “Sandy” (Brett Thompson) Ishler; grandchildren Brooke (Eric) Gray, Rochelle (Andrew) Seaton, Zyon Mirise, Jennifer Ishler, Amy (Adam) Damron; great-grandchildren Addison, Kensley, Kylie, Colton, Kasen, Analeigh; sister Arlene Watson; brothers in-law Jim ( Mary Lynn) Bauder and Ed Humes; numerous nieces and nephews and close friends.

He was proceeded in death by his parents and love of his life Barb on July 4, 2020, brothers Richard, Gale and Lee Mirise.

David enjoyed farming crops and raising cattle in his early years, he also enjoyed fishing and mowing the grass in the summer. His favorite past time on Sunday was watching NASCAR and rooting on Dale Earnhardt Sr. before his tragic demise. He was also good with his hands and enjoyed woodworking, building all of his grandchildren their very own rocking horses, and their own toy boxes, personalizing all of them with their name on them. The family remembers most all spending two weeks every summer at Dale Hollow, boating and water-skiing. They stayed at the same campsite by the water, every two years until they grew up and moved away. David loved playing cards with his family and numerous friends. He was constantly working on projects and willing to give a hand or advice to family on how to fix things. When David and Barb got older, they would spend their winters vacationing in Euistis, Florida. The children and grandchildren of David will remember him as the kind-hearted, strong, hard-working, and sometimes stubborn individual that he was.

David is now at peace and with his “Honey” Barb in heaven.

Private family graveside services will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery.

To share a fond memory or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • So sorry to hear of Dave passing away. He was a truly remarkable person and the best neighbor. He will very much be missed by us. Sending you all thoughts and prayers.

    Lance and Tami Hart and kids 🙏🏻

  • He sounds like a good guy, who loved family well. I’m happy that you ( sandy) and Brett played lots of cards over the years with your parents. Although a hard loss, he is safely resting with The Lord, and his honey . Praying for comfort and peace for all of you.
    Peggy, Joe, Josh & Tori Valentino

    • Thank you Peggy.
      Brett and I enjoyed our time playing cards and games with my parents. And yes he is truly happy now
      Being along side mom again.
      Both were an amazing couple and they taught my brother and I very well about family time.
      Love Sandy

  • Much sympathy to Dave’s family. We met Dave and Barb at Southern Palms RV Resort in Florida. We spent time with them playing lawn bocce, euchre and other table games. We were very fond of them.