George Ressler


George T. Ressler passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020, at the age of 86.  He bravely battled COVID-19 and spent his final days under the caring staff of the Covid unit at Sunset Drive Nursing Home in Mandan.  Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, September 18, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., at the Church of Corpus Christi.  For those who cannot attend, the Funeral Mass and Rosary will be streamed live on the Bismarck Funeral Home Facebook page.  Visitation will be on Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at the Bismarck Funeral Home with a Rosary/Vigil service at 7:00 p.m.  The family asks that those in attendance please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

George was born in St. Anthony, North Dakota on October 9, 1933.  He was the son of Joseph and Katie Ressler (Volk) and was one of 13 siblings.

George was married to Alice Rohrich who preceded him in death.  They raised three children in Bismarck, ND, Vickie Hrehocik, Roslyn Ressler and Tim Ressler.  Vickie is married to Michael Hrehocik and they have one daughter Emily Hrehocik, they reside in Portland, Oregon.  Roslyn resides in Omaha, Nebraska.  Tim is married to Nancy and they have two children, Harrison and Olivia, they reside in St Paul, Minnesota.

George was actively involved in volunteering at the Ruth Meiers House and enjoyed the friendships he made there.  He also volunteered at the Ronald McDonald soup kitchen.  He has three surviving brothers, Emanuel, Ray and Willie Ressler and four sisters, Sally Bullinger, Marlene Kraft, Glorine Barnhardt and Maureen Renz.  George was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Leo, Teddy and Eddie Ressler, as well as two sisters, Luella Bearman and Alvina Sakoff.

He will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.

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