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Max L. Bressler

November 19, 1943 ~ April 9, 2020 (age 76)


Max L. Bressler, 76, of Decatur, IN, passed away on Holy Thursday, April 9, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born on November 19, 1943, in Fremont, IN, the son of the late Charles W. and Mildred L. (Baker) Bressler. On May 8, 1965, he married Karen J. Andrews.

He was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and was a charter board member of St. Joseph Catholic School Athletic Department. Max worked as a salesman for All American Homes for 37 years, retiring in 2008.

Max loved and supported his grandchildren and enjoyed attending their activities and sporting events. He was an avid golfer and cherished the many summers with his family at Lake James.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Karen J. Bressler of Decatur; his 2 sons, David P. Bressler of Decatur and Scott A. (Kelly) Bressler of Markle; his daughter, Missy A. (Mark) Wagner of Decatur; a sister, LaMoine Bledsoe of Angola; 6 grandchildren, Anna M. Bressler, Jonathan Chance Bressler, Andrew J. Wagner, Adam C. Wagner, Addison A. Wagner, and Gage W. Bressler; numerous nieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly.

Max was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Eleanor J. Bressler; his daughter-in-law, Penny J. Bressler; 3 brothers, Marvin “Von” Bressler, Merlin “Lefty” Bressler, and LaVerne “Vern” Bressler.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered privately for the immediate family in St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with Father David Ruppert presiding. A private burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the A.C.C.F. Bressler Family Scholarship Fund.

Arrangements are being handled by Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.

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