Bruce S. Dressler

Born: Mon., Dec. 5, 1949
Died: Tue., May 12, 2020


Family to do services at later date


Private Graveside Service

Location: Goodwill Cemetery


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    Bruce S. Dressler, 70, of Mifflintown, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family.

     Born Dec. 5, 1949 in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Samuel N. and Evelyn M. (Kerstetter) Dressler. His wife, Julia A. (Fry) Dressler, whom he married March 10, 1996, passed away on April 2, 2016.

     He is survived by two children, Susan L. Dressler and fiancé, Brian Bender, of Mifflintown and Michael A. Dressler and wife, Tracy, of Northumberland, two step-sons, Steve Schlegel of Lewistown and Andy Schlegel of Palm Coast, Fla. one brother, Russell Dressler and wife, Pat, of McAlisterville, three grandchildren, Shanoa Dressler, Alisha Dressler, and Michael Dressler Jr., three step-grandchildren, Thomas Propst, Jeremy Ahearn and Brittany Stetler, four great-grandchildren, Arora Lee, Tailor Thorton, Ava Abney, Nova Abney and one due in July, and seven step-great-grandchildren.

     He graduated from East Juniata High School in 1967.

     He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served in the National Guard.

     He worked at the Mechanicsburg Navy Depot.

     Bruce was a member of the Bunkertown Brethren Church, the McAlisterville Lions Club and was a Boy Scout leader for a McAlisterville troop.

     He enjoyed traveling, Nascar races, drag races and listening to news and talk radio.

     His graveside service and interment in Goodwill Cemetery, Bunkertown, will be private with Pastor Wes Stahl officiating. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

     In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059, who has care of the arrangements, or to AseraCare Hospice,1015 Logan Blvd, Altoona PA 16602.

     Condolences may be left at www.gussfh.com

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Suzanne Sheaffer
   Posted Thu May 14, 2020
So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. I am thankful that I had the opportunity to get to know Bruce while he was receiving therapy services at Brookline. He was always ready for therapy and always willing to try anything that was asked of him. He definitely was not a quitter and worked hard to keep moving and living independently. Also, a heartfelt thank you to all who made Bruce’s wish of being able to return to his home a reality.