Carl G. Dressler

Born: Mon., Jun. 1, 1925
Died: Wed., Jun. 26, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Jun. 30, 2019
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Jul. 01, 2019
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jul. 01, 2019
Location: Aldersgate United Methodist Church


Mon., Jul. 01, 2019
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery

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     Carl G. Dressler, 94, formerly of Mifflintown, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at North Ridge Center, McAlisterville.

     Born June 1, 1925 in Granville, Mifflin Co., he was a son of the late Robert E. and Emma B. (Rapp) Dressler. His wife of 53 years, Virginia (VanScyoc) Dressler, whom he married Nov. 15, 1946, died on Dec. 31, 1999.

     He is survived by one daughter, Pastor Jennifer Heikes and husband, Harry, of Mifflintown; six granddaughters, nine great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

     Also preceding him in death were one daughter, Sylvia Clouser, four brothers, Robert Dressler, Glenn Dressler, Galen Dressler, and Roscoe Dressler, three sisters, Janet Davis, Faye Landis, and Floe Beale, and one great-grandson, Kyle C. Knepp.

     Mr. Dressler graduated from Juniata Joint High School in 1943.

     He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during WW II where he was a demolition specialist and was badly wounded in the Battle of Iwo Jima.

     He retired as lead lab analyst after 42 years at American Viscose, which subsequently become Avtex Fibers. He also worked with the PA Game Commission for years as a Deputy Game Warden.

     He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Union Lodge #324 F.& A.M., Harrisburg Consistory, and the American Legion and was a life member of the Mifflintown V.F.W., the Juniata County Sportsmen's Association, and the Marine Corps League.

     He was an avid hunter, liked to shoot pool, and enjoyed fishing on trips to Canada since 1954.

     His funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 1, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, corner of North Third and Orange Streets, Mifflintown, with Pastor Denise Haskins and Rev. Bob Iddings officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, where full military honors will be accorded by the Juniata County Veteran's Council.

     There will be a viewing Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown and on Monday one hour prior to the services at the church. Union Lodge #324 will conduct a Masonic service at the conclusion of the viewing on Sunday.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 109 N. Third St., Mifflintown.

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Charitable donations may be made in Carl's memory to the following organization:

Aldersgate United Methodist Church
109 N. Third Street, Mifflintown, PA 17059

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Jim & Colleen (McKay) Rumberger
   Posted Thu June 27, 2019
My thoughts & prayers go out to Carl's family during this great time of loss. I was lucky enough to be a part of Carl's life for 6 years and I will always cherish every minute I spent with him listening to all his stories. He got to spend some time in my hometown of Oseola Mills where I took him to our Veteran's Day services in our local square and to the veteran's dinner afterward where he got to meet and convers with fellow Veterans of WWII and to the Memorial Day services as well. We loved spending time with him and we will love him for the rest of our days. God Bless You all.

Dorothy & Ken Buckley
   Posted Thu June 27, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Carl was a wonderful man and he will be missed. He’s in a better place now and smiling down on you.

Simon and Denise Troyer
   Posted Fri June 28, 2019
I did not know Brother Carl, but I also served as a deputy game warden in Juniata county during the 90's, I wish I could have met him. We will pray for you during your time of mourning. GOD bless all of you.

Game lands maintenance supervisor
Master sergeant USAF (Retired)
Masonic lodge # 619

Terry McClelland
   Posted Fri June 28, 2019
God bless your family.
TLM. DGW Retired

Barry Moore
   Posted Sat June 29, 2019
Sorry to hear of Carl's passing. Enjoyed knowing him when I was assigned to Perry County.
Retired SC Regional Director

The Crimmel Family
   Posted Sun June 30, 2019
We wish to express our sympathies to Carl's family. Carl was a coworker at The Viscose/Avtex Fibers with our Father, Bob Crimmel. They enjoyed many years of hunting activities and stories. The Dressler's were also neighbors to our
parents on Quigley Heights.
We are sorry to hear of Carl's passing. May God Bless you all.


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