PAWNEE CITY -- George William Wissler, 80, died Friday (Feb. 22, 2002) at the Pawnee Manor in Pawnee City.
He was born May 19, 1921 to John and Wilhemenia (Korber) Wissler at the family home in Nemaha County, Kan. He was raised on a farm southwest of Dubois, Kan. and attended Prairie Grove School through 8th grade. He then helped his dad with farming, well drilling and threshing.
On June 10, 1944, he married Dora Louise Curtis. He worked as a farmer until 1960, when the family moved to Pawnee City and he worked in construction until he began working for the Nebraska Department of Roads. He was disabled in an accident in 1966.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clifford and Ivan; and one sister, Beulah.
Survivors include his wife, Dora; two sons, John Wissler and Jim and wife, Deb Wissler of Pawnee City; one daughter, Jean and husband, Jim Coady of McCook; one sister, Lucille and husband, Marvin Hartman of Pawnee City; one brother, Dale and wife, Shirley Wissler of Pawnee City; two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Reeder and Mary and husband, Rex Reist of Seneca, Kan.; one brother-in-law, John and wife, Trudy Curtis of Springfield, Mo.; and eight grandchildren.
Services will be Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at the United Presbyterian Church in Pawnee City with Rev. Duane Westing officiating.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at Wherry Brothers Mortuary in Pawnee City.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Wherry Brothers Mortuary of Pawnee City is in charge of arrangements.