Dennis Ressler, 69, of Mandan, ND passed away June 23, 2023 at his residence. A committal service will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, July 12th at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery. A reception will follow at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, 4480 Ft. Lincoln Road, Mandan.
Dennis is survived by his children Laura (Brad) Wright, of Las Vegas, NV, and Adam Ressler of Vacaville, CA, and his Stepchildren Kelly Whipple of Yuba City, CA, and Jeanette Whipple of Grants Pass, OR. He is also survived by his 10 Grandchildren Shane, TJ, Joseph, Blake, Lyseaunna, Alyssa, Caleb, Jaxson, Rylee & Enrique, and 1 Great Grandchild, Bradley.
He also leaves behind his loving siblings Dale Ressler of Mandan, ND, Allen Ressler of Vallejo, CA, Annette Hempstead of Mandan, ND, and Arlene (Lee) Frohlich of Mandan, ND. As well as numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Aunts, and Uncles.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Judy Ressler, his Mother and Father, Matthias and Leona Ressler, and Grand Children, Kelly “Ray” Whipple Jr., and Adam Lee Ressler. As well as several other beloved family members.
Dennis was born on April 19th, 1954 in Mandan, ND to parents Matthias and Leona. He joined the Navy in 1971 and once finishing his Naval career settled in El Sobrante, CA. In 2002 Dennis moved back to Mandan, ND where he worked at AMCON Distributing in Bismarck before retiring in 2019.
Dennis was a wonderful man who was loved by many. He enjoyed spending time with his family, relatives, and friends, expanding his many collections, playing his accordion, harmonicas, and guitar, going hunting, and riding horses. He was a cowboy at heart! He also enjoyed the occasional trip to the Casino in hopes of “winning big”.
You could often find him having coffee and/or breakfast (The Dennis Special) at Olms Café in Mandan. He always had a smile on his face and a cowboy hat on his head and could make almost anyone laugh with one of his many stories. He was always the life of the party and will be deeply missed.
Sympathy Cards and flowers can be sent to the attention of Arlene Frohlich at:
3730 W. Meadow Dr. N
Mandan, ND 58554