Hugh E. Ressler, age 93, of Warsaw, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 7:55 PM in Millers Merry Manor, Warsaw. Hugh was born on May 16, 1926 in Hobbs, IN to Percy and Cleo (Warren) Ressler. He was married to Catherine Carruthers on July 23, 1950 in Rochester, IN.
He has been a resident of Warsaw since 1969. Hugh attended Ball State University from 1946 –1950 receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Education where he continued on to receive his Master’s Degree in Education. He was a business and typing teacher from 1951 to 1987 teaching at Warsaw Schools, Rochester, Richland Center, Fulton schools and Mendon High School where he also enjoyed being a coach. He was a very kind man and known to be supportive of all his students. He proudly served his country in the US Army in Occupation Forces in WWII serving in the Counter Intelligence Corps from 1946 to 1947 and again from 1950 to 1951 in the Korean Conflict and was discharged as a Sergeant (T).
Hugh was a member of 1st United Methodist Church, Warsaw and a member of Warsaw Lions Club. He was very active in sports, participating in church softball, and in the Senior Olympics Basketball until 2012 in Houston, TX. He participated every 2 years since 1993 for the Florida Magic and played softball in the Florida Senior Softball League. He was inducted in the Ball State Football Hall of Fame Class 2011-2012.
Hugh is survived by his wife of 69 years, Catherine of Warsaw; sons, David (Becky) Ressler of Houston, TX, Terry Ressler of Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren, Katie, Sarah, Amanda, Leigh Ann, William; in addition to 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter, Nancy Brown in 2012; 6 sisters, and 1 brother.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. His funeral service will take place on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Brian Smith officiating at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw with military honors by the American Legion Post#49 and VFW Post # 1126.
Memorial donations may be made to
1st United Methodist Church Warsaw
179 S Indiana St
Warsaw, IN 46580