Whelen P. "Wellie" KresslerJuly 5, 1933 ~ November 2, 2017 (age 84)
Whelen P. "Wellie" Kressler, age 84, 3542 First Street, Bloomsburg (Almedia) died at his home at 11:48 p. m. Thursday, November 2, 2017, after an illness.
Born in Bloomsburg on July 5, 1933, he was a son of the late Sheldon R. and V. Madaline (Parker) Kressler. He was a lifelong resident of Bloomsburg and a 1951 graduate of Bloomsburg High School.
Wellie was last employed by the former Liberty Chevrolet-Cadillac, working there from 1978 to 1996 when he retired. At the time of his retirement, he was the parts manager. Earlier he was employed by the former Hartzell Chevrolet-Cadillac from 1961 to 1978 and prior to that he was employed by the former Bomboy's Meat Market from 1951 to 1961.
He was a lifelong member of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, where served in many ways. His leisure activities included hunting, gardening and small bore rifle shooting
Wellie was a member of the Valley of Bloomsburg Post 273, American Legion, a former member of the Valley Rifle Team and a life member of the National Rifle Association.
He served with the U. S. Army during the Korean War era.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn R. Kressler, in 1999.
Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret J. Linker, with whom he celebrated his 64th wedding anniversary on September 19, 2017 and a daughter, Laurie A. Kressler.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a. m. in the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 101 East Fifth Street, Bloomsburg, with his pastor, Audrey M. Brosious officiating. The family will greet friends from 10:30 until the time of the funeral service.
Memorials may be sent in his memory to Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 101 E. Fifth Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg.