Albert John "Jack" Schiffli, age 92, died peacefully on April 2, 2019, in Carmel, Indiana. Betty "Ice" Schiffli, his wife of 68 years, predeceased him in 2017. Both Jack and Betty were Washington High School graduates, with Jack preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Leola Schiffli, and Betty preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Barbara Ice, all Washington residents.

Jack was an All-SIAC football and basketball player for the Hatchets, who attended the University of Kentucky on a football scholarship and ultimately played on Adolph Rupp's 1948 national championship basketball team as a reserve. He received his undergraduate degree from UK and his master's degree from Indiana University

Jack's professional career consisted of ten years as a teacher and coach in Newnan, Georgia and an additional thirty years of teaching and coaching at North Central High School in Indianapolis until his retirement in 1990.

He was a World War II veteran and served for twenty months in the Pacific Theatre as a second lieutenant with the Seventh Infantry Hourglass Division.

Survivors include four children and their spouses, Carolyn Copenhaver (Dave), Gary Schiffli (Beth), Cheryl Karlos (Miltiades), and Gregory Schiffli (Kristen), eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are preferred to St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carmel, Indiana or the Indiana Chapter of the American Diabetes Association.
Published on April 4, 2019
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2 posts

gene timmel
Apr 05, 2019
Jack was a very fine man.He was my sons coach at north central High school.I was in high school at washington when he was.
Dick Pritchard
Apr 04, 2019
There are so many memories from Jack as both a coach, teacher and friend. He was a great role model and mentor to me as I grew up in the world of coaching and teaching.

Dick Pritchard