Ressler, Melvin James 1 2 3 4

Birth Name Ressler, Melvin James
Gender male
Age at Death 86 years, 8 months, 4 days


I am guessing he was born at the Crystal Spring Farm as well, but it is only a guess at this time.


Melvin James Ressler, 86, Korea vet, NRA member, collected toy tractors and cars

Melvin James Ressler, 86, entered into rest at the United Zion Retirement Community, Lititz.

He was born Dec. 23, 1928, in Ephrata Township to the late Grube and Anna Martin (Zimmerman) Ressler. Melvin shared 64 years of married life with his devoted wife, Lettie (Hostetter) Ressler.

Melvin served faithfully in the Oregon Community United Methodist Church as a faithful trustee. He proudly served in the U.S. Army in the Ordnance Corps during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of AmVets, the NRA, and the American Legion Post No. 429. Melvin enjoyed deer hunting and collecting toy tractors and cars.

Surviving in addition to his wife: Lettie; are two brothers: Elvin Ressler, husband of Jeanne; and Harold Ressler: husband of Helen; and many nieces and nephews.

Melvin was preceded in death by five siblings: Elmer, John, Martin, Clarence, and Anna Mae Ressler.

Services were held Sept. 1 at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz. He was interred in Oregon Community Cemetery.

Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ressler, Daniel Grube29 July 190116 May 1972
Mother Zimmerman, Anna Martin9 December 18946 August 1948
    Brother     Ressler, John Edwin 16 September 1920 23 March 1982
    Brother     Ressler, Martin Earl 16 June 1922 10 October 1987
    Brother     Ressler, Paul Irwin 4 April 1924 9 July 1924
    Brother     Ressler, Elmer Roy 2 March 1925 5 September 2002
    Brother     [Living], [Living]
         Ressler, Melvin James 23 December 1928 27 August 2015
    Brother     Ressler, Clarence Ira 13 February 1931 18 May 1987
    Sister     Ressler, Anna Mae 30 November 1932 1 February 2012
    Brother     [Living], [Living]
Father Ressler, Daniel Grube29 July 190116 May 1972
Stepmother Brumbaugh, Lucy1 October 18993 January 1952

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