Alan Lee Gessler of Greenville (62)


Alan Lee Gessler, age 62, of Greenville, passed away at 8:40 pm Friday, December 22, 2023, in the ER at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville.

Alan was born June 25, 1961, in Greenville to the late Elwood & June (Kissinger) Gessler. Alan was also preceded in death by a son, Heath Gessler, and a brother, Gary Gessler.

Alan is survived by his wife of 43 years, Karen K. (Robison) Gessler, whom he married June 21, 1980; sons & daughter-in-law, Mike & Amy Gessler of Ansonia and Seth & Brittany Gessler of Union City, Ohio; grandchildren, Autumn Gessler, Georgia Gessler and Cole Gessler; sister, Twila Jo Althouse of Greenville; and nieces, nephews and great-nephews.

Alan farmed and formerly worked at Whiteford Food Products in Versailles, Emery Worldwide, Dick Lavy Trucking, and Your Happy Place in Greenville. Alan was a member of Stelvideo Christian Church. He was a former 4-H Advisor.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am Thursday, December 28, 2023, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, with Pastor Tracy Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

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