John L. Ressler

John L. Ressler

John L. Ressler


John L. Ressler, 81, of Cascade, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at Hallmark Care Center in Mount Vernon, Iowa, surrounded by his family.

Friends and relatives of John may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, Iowa, where a prayer service will be held at 1:30 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus Rosary will be held at 4:30 p.m.

Services for John will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Cascade, Iowa, with the Rev. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Concelebrating will be the Rev. Mark Ressler. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery in Cascade, with full military honors afforded by the Cascade American Legion Post 528.

He was born May 9, 1941, in Worthington, Iowa, son of Jacob and Marie A. (Klocker) Ressler. He is a graduate of the former St. Mary’s High School in Cascade, Iowa. On Nov. 14, 1964, he was united in marriage to Virginia “Ginny” O’Shea at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Cascade, Iowa. She preceded him in death on Jan. 18, 2019. John was an independent plasterer and Mason. He was an amazing father and grandfather, and loved by so many.

He was a member of St. Matthias Parish in Cascade and a member of the Veteran’s National Guard, Plasterer’s Union Local and the Cascade Knights of Columbus-Council 930.

He is survived by seven children, Tim (Melissa) Ressler of Solon, Iowa, Jacob (Jill) Ressler of Swisher, Iowa, Missy (Jose) Torres of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Marty (Sarah) Ressler of Ely, Iowa, Chris Ressler of Ely, Iowa, Tony (Jen) Ressler of Independence, Iowa, and Andrea (David) Lamont of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 19 grandchildren, Ashley Cave, Ian and Ethan Ressler, Austin, John and Jaxson Ressler, Johnny Torres and Genesis Morales, Allison and Easton Ressler, Harper and Hayes Ressler, Isabella, Reaghan and Remington Ressler, Kaleb, Sam, Adalyn and Foster Lamont; five great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Joan (Jon) McCarron and Margaret Delaney, both of Dubuque, Iowa, and Janet Clemen of Dyersville, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Mike Ressler; two brothers-in-law, Donald Delaney and David Clemen; and cousin, Bill McMahon.

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