Norwood Arthur Dale Adler September 17, 1925 – November 29, 2016

Norwood Arthur Dale Adler “Woody” 91, of Oakland City/ Mackey area went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 peacefully at his residence. Mr. Adler was born on Thursday, September17, 1925 in Mackey, IN to Henry and Grace Kohlmeier Adler, both of which have preceded. On June 18, 1949 in Paducah Ky, he was married to Ruth Ellen Hochstetler which preceded on December 22, 2000.
Mr. Adler was a W.W. II veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force. During his service he was a tail gunner in a B-24 bomber successfully completing 24 missions. He was able to participate in the most recent Honor Flight. After his time in the service, he became the director of research and development and was one of the original founders of Windsor Plastics. Many of the processes he developed are presently being used.
He was a member of the Society of Plastic Engineers as well as a lifelong member of the St. John Church located in Buckskin.
He is survived by his sons; Kerry Adler of Mackey, IN, Dean (Sherri) Adler of Mackey, IN and Steve (Elaine) Adler of Mackey, IN. Survivors also include one daughter, Jamie Houchin of Evansville, IN, grandchildren; Austin and Kyle Adler, Jaret Strickland and Erica Kueber with great grandchildren, JW and Justin Strickland and Hunter Kueber.
Woody is preceded in death by his parent’s wife, Ruth and brother, Maurice Adler “Tuny” He is also preceded by his grandsons, Jordan Houchin and Levi Aaron Adler.
Private Family services were held at St. John Cemetery in Buckskin, IN with Pastor Doug Gorman Officiating and military honors being performed by the Retired Veteran’s Group.
There will be a public celebration of Woody’s life on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. John Church in Buckskin, IN.
The family has entrusted Doyle Funeral Home of Princeton with arrangements. For more information call 812-385-4334. Condolences may be made on line at or the funeral home Facebook page.

4 thoughts on “Norwood Arthur Dale Adler September 17, 1925 – November 29, 2016

  1. Gary Stoffel

    Our condolences to the family on the passing of Woody. You all have our deepest sympathy.
    Growing up in Mackey and going to church in Buckskin, Woody was always one of my favorite people. He never knew a stranger, his outgoing personality made everyone feel special.
    I will always be thankful to Woody for hiring me for a summer job at Windsor Plastic to help me pay for my college expenses.
    Rest in peace Woody, you will be missed.

    Gary & Katie Stoffel

  2. Kathy Riley Gladish

    Dean and family so sorry to hear of the passing of your father Woody he was such a great man he was always joking and laughing he will be missed by many my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of Sorrow ..God Bless .Kathy Riley Gladish

  3. Martha Garrett (Roberts)

    Oh my dear Woody, I am so sorry for all of the family. He was like family to me.
    He loved myself and my brother and sister and Mother and Father like he was closest of family. He was there for every one of their deaths and services. He called every holiday season. Gosh I’ll miss him. Grateful to have been there to celebrate his 90th birthday. One of the strongest Christian men I’ve ever known.
    Rest in Peace Woody

    Tommy & Martha Garrett

  4. David Hochstetler

    I wish to express my sincere sympathy on Woody’s passing. I will always remember his smile and laughter. I enjoyed playing golf with him and well as feeding the ponies at Audubon Race Track. He was a generous and kind man. God’s blessing to your families.


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