James W. Roessler | Obituary

James W. Roessler, 92, died Friday, May 27, 2022, in Evansville, Ind.

Born September 30, 1929 in Fulda, Ind., he was the son of the late Vernon and Meta (Druschel) Roessler. He married JoAnn Griepenstroh on August 26, 1951.

James was a Navy veteran during the Korean conflict and a retired operations manager of the Southern Indiana Gas & Electric Company (SIGECO).

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ of Fulda, Ind., Reed Masonic Lodge 316 and Hadi Shrine in Evansville. He was a Kentucky colonel, ham radio operator, and enjoyed gardening, DIY, beekeeping, and storytelling.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnn (Griepenstroh) Roessler; one daughter, Patricia (Mark) Peterson of Chicago, Illinois; one son, Ron (Gerianne) Roessler of Indianapolis, Ind.; sisters, Virginia Polster of Santa Claus and Elsa Duncan of Gainsville, Florida; his grandchildren, JP Hus, Steven (Megan) Hus and Meghann Roessler; great-grandchildren, Gracen, Owen and Logan; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by a brother, Richard.

The funeral was held Tuesday, May 31 at Trinity United Church of Christ in Fulda, Ind., with Pastor Derek Roe officiating. Interment took place at Trinity United Church of Christ Cemetery.

Visitation was on Monday, May 30 and at the funeral home on Tuesday. Reed Masonic Lodge 316 had service Monday night.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ of Fulda, IN and the Shriner Children’s Hospital.

Condolences can be left online at zoerchergillick funerairehome.com.

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