Wayne Dressler Sr.
Wayne E. Dressler, Sr., 79, of Thompsontown, began his walk with Jesus in Heaven at 5:26 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Bridges of Brookline, Mifflintown.
Born on August 23, 1938 in Snyder County, he was a son of the late Herman G. and Cora Alice (Troup) Dressler. On April 17, 1960 in Richfield, he married his surviving wife, Shirley A. (Spade) Dressler, with whom he was blessed to share more than 58 years of marriage.
Mr. Dressler is survived by his six children, Denise L. Hornberger and her fiancé Greg Hostetter of Thompsontown, Wayne E. Dressler, Jr. and his wife Tracy of Thompsontown, Debra A. Maneval and her husband Rusty of Richfield, Deanna K. Fawver and her husband Adam “Duffy” of Mount Pleasant Mills, Lori J. Apple and her husband Bryan of Thompsontown, and Lisa J. Symmerman and her husband Chris of Thompsontown; one sister, Irene L. Klock of Bloomsburg; one sister in law, Arlene Frontz of Thompsontown; 12 grandchildren, Lacey O’Donnell, Leanna Hornberger, Blairann Dressler, Wayne William Dressler III, Andrew Maneval, Daniel Maneval, Eliana Maneval, Monica Maneval, Cortney Apple, Janelle Apple, Shirley Symmerman, and Evie Symmerman; and great grandchildren, Syvilla O’Donnell, Julianna Campbell, Jackson Campbell, and Lucy Maneval.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Nancy Stroup, and one grandson, Zachary Maneval.
Wayne was a 1955 graduate of Middleburg High School and was a member and had attended Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Knousetown. Earlier in life, he was a Sunday School teacher and was active with the youth in the Church and singing with the Mount Zion Trio.
Mr. Dressler was a Self Employed Farmer and a former Dekalb Seed Dealer. He enjoyed farming, deer hunting, loved being on the family farm, but most of all, he enjoyed the time spent and shared with his family.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 1392 Dressler Ridge Road, Millerstown (Knousetown) with the Reverend Kenneth Brown and the Reverend Jerry Knouse officiating. Interment will follow in the adjoining church cemetery.
A viewing will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from the Church and also from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral services on Monday from the Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Wayne’s memory to the Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 1392 Dressler Ridge Road, Millerstown, PA 17062.
Arrangements have been entrusted to The Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville.