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Richard L Wissler

July 25, 1928 October 9, 2017
Richard L Wissler
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Richard Loree Wissler, 89, of Eureka formerly of Peoria and Washington passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 at his residence. He was born July 25, 1928 in Humboldt, NE to Rudolph Ulrich and Anna H. Schultz Wissler. He married Marilyn Houseman in Washington on August 7, 1949; she preceded him in death November 11, 1980. He was also preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Doris (Robert) Ford, Sherre (Phillip) Brown; brother, Edward Wissler; grandson, Stephen Danzer and son-in-law, Robert Danzer. He later married Katherine Patricia Zobrist on July 21, 1981; she survives. He is also survived by his children, Ruth (Chuck) Terviel of Morton, Rick (Virginia) Wissler of Washington, Kathy Danzer of East Peoria, Barbara (Rod) Lange of Washington, Lorie Beth Wissler of Columbia, SC, Michael Marshall of Flowery Branch, GA, Charli (Ryan) Seloover of Minooka; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and sister-in-law, Pat Wissler. Richard served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He worked for WABCO-Dresser; he retired in 1986 after 30 years and later worked at K-Mart on University for 4 years. He loved his family and country and was an avid “Cubs” fan. He was a counselor for the Boy Scouts, a volunteer for the Washington Fire Department and member of the American Legion Post #6 in South Carolina. He was a member of the Roland Manor Baptist Church 2433 Washington Road, Washington, IL 61571 where a memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. with a luncheon to follow. Memorials may be made to the church in his name.

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