2012-02-09 / Obituaries

William C. Fessler

Six Mile Run, 86

William C. Fessler, 86, Six Mile Run, died Saturday, January 28, 2012, at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital.

He was born September 7, 1925, in Dudley, a son of the late Robert and Charlotte (Flenner) Fessler.

On October 25, 1952, in Dudley United Methodist Church, he married Pearl A. (Zelando) Fessler.

Along with his wife, he is survived by three daughters: Vicki, married to Charles Nycum, Bedford; Ginger, married to Scott Whiteside, Warfordsburg; Valerie, married to Roger Grimm, Bedford; four grandchildren: Justin Jordan, who was raised by his grandparents; Carey Nycum, Russell Nycum and Lesha Grimm; and one greatgranddaughter, Kelia Foor.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Selah Grimm; brother David Fessler; and an infant brother and sister.

He was a member of the Kearney Union Church.

He served in the United States Army from 1943 until being honorably discharged in 1946 as a Tech 5 during World War II.

As a young man he worked in the orchards in Chambersburg prior to going into the military. After his military time he worked various jobs in the coal mines, construction and a cleaning truck driver. In 1952 he went to work at Letterkenny Army Depot as a heavy mobile equipment mechanic until his retirement in 1979. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Hopewell Senior Center. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, working on lawn mowers and square dancing with his wife.

Funeral services were held at the Akers Funeral Chapel Wednesday, February 1, at 2 p.m. Pastor Jerry Wright officiated. Burial was at Langdondale Cemetery with full military honors by Broad Top Area Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kearney Union Church or Paralyzed Veterans Organization.

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