Mervin E. Wissler
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Mervin E. Wissler, 80, of Milton, DE, formerly of Strasburg Pike, Lancaster, PA passed into a better place on Sunday, September 15, 2013. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Oscar and Mary (Stumpf) Wissler. He was married to Marilyn (Schilling) Wissler for over 38 years. Mervin previously owned and operated the Brewer's Outlet at Manor Shopping Center and built the store on Lincoln Highway East in Lancaster. He was a Korean Conflict veteran proudly serving as a Tank Commander in the US Army 40th Infantry Division, 223rd Infantry Regiment at the rank of Sergeant First Class from 1950-1953. Mervin was a lifetime member of the VFW and belonged to the MILTON CHEER Senior Center of Milton, DE. While he was thoughtful and considerate to everyone he knew, to him, his family was the most important.
In addition to his wife Marilyn, he is survived by his children; Richard Wissler, husband of Kathy of Harrisburg, PA, Michele Gaddy of Doha, Qatar, Larry Wissler, husband of Frances of Yuma, Arizona, Sean Wissler, husband of Bonnie of Mountville, PA. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren; Erika, Bryan, Alexandra, Emily, Austin, Nickolas, Diana, Heather, April, and numerous great-grandchildren. He had 5 brothers; Vernon, Melvin, Gerald, Carl, Michael, and 2 sisters, Yvonne Koppehele and Patricia Styer, all of Lancaster. He was preceded in death by his brother, Rodney Wissler.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30AM on Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 414 E. King St, Lancaster, PA. A viewing will be held from 7-9PM on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the funeral home and again on Friday one hour prior to the service. Interment in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery, Lancaster. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mervin's memory may be made to Bay Health Foundation, 640 S. State St., Dover, DE 19901. To send online condolences, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com
Charles F. Snyder
Funeral Home & Crematory
Charles F Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory Inc
414 E King St
Lancaster, PA 17602
Published in The News Journal on Sept. 18, 2013