Ressler, Elmer Roy 1 2 3

Birth Name Ressler, Elmer Roy
Gender male
Age at Death 77 years, 6 months, 3 days


Elmer R. Ressler,
77, Ephrata native

Elmer R. Ressler, 77, formerly of Kennett Square, died Thursday at Landis Homes Retirement Community, 1001 E Oregon Road, Lititz, after a brief illness.

A bricklayer most of his life, he operated the former Elmer R. Ressler Masonry Contracting Co., Kennett Square.

Most recently he was a construction superintendent, retiring in 1990.

He was a member of Kennett Square Mennonite Church, where he was active in singing and taught Sunday school.

Ressler enjoyed music, playing the guitar, fishing and collecting cast iron ware.

Born in Ephrata, he was the son of the late Daniel Grube and Anna Zimmerman Ressler.

He was married 58 years on June 24 to Anna Mary Lehman Ressler.

Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Grace A., married to Edmund F. Gregg of Annandale, Va; five sons, Elvin, married to Melanie Yoder Ressler of Kennett Square, Marlin G., married to Catherine Neideigh Ressler of Lititz, Richard R. married to Susan Smoker Ressler of New Holland, Mark E., married to Dana Green Ressler of Conowingo, Md., and Ronald I., married to Marlene Hoover Ressler of Millersville.

Also surviving are 10 grandchildren; three brothers, Harold L., married to Helen Sensenig Ressler of East Earl, Melvin J., married to Lettie Hostetter Ressler of Lititz, and Elvin J., married to Jean Pawling of Ephrata; and a sister, Anna Mae Ressler of Ephrata.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Jane Ressler; a son, David Lee; and four brothers, John E., Martin E., Paul I. and Clarence I.

Obituary from a newspaper clipping saved by Anna Mae Ressler.


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
         Ressler, Elmer Roy 2 March 1925 5 September 2002
    Brother     [Living], [Living]
    Brother     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


Family of Ressler, Elmer Roy and Lehman, Anna Mary

Married Wife Lehman, Anna Mary ( * 16 September 1922 + 19 January 2009 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 24 June 1944 Lebanon Co., Pennsylvania, United States of America    
Name Birth Date Death Date
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Ressler, Mary Jane18 May 194616 November 1983
Ressler, David Lee30 September 19522 April 1962

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