Mervin E. Wissler, 80, of Milton, formerly of Strasburg Pike, Lancaster, Pa., passed into a better place Sunday, Sept. 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 more than 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 U.S. Army 40th Infantry Division, 223rd Infantry Regiment at the rank of sergeant first class from 1950-53. Mervin was a lifetime member of the VFW and belonged to the Milton CHEER Center. 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, Ariz., and Sean Wissler, husband of Bonnie of Mountville, Pa. Also surviving are nine grandchildren; Erika, Bryan, Alexandra, Emily, Austin, Nickolas, Diana, Heather and April; and numerous great-grandchildren. He had five brothers: Vernon, Melvin, Gerald, Carl and Michael; and two sisters, Yvonne Koppehele and Patricia Styer, all of Lancaster. He was preceded in death by his brother, Rodney Wissler.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 20, at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 414 E. King St., Lancaster, Pa. A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, at the funeral home and again 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.