Gary O. Tressler, age 72 of Valparaiso, passed away on Tuesday evening,
September 13, 2011 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago.
He was born on
October 17, 1938 in Olivet, Pennsylvania to Ronald and Alice (Haas) Tressler,
both of whom preceded him in death.
On September 24,
1994 at Christ Lutheran Church, he married Christine Marie Nicholson-Tressler,
who survives in Valparaiso.
He is also
survived by two daughters, Kelly A. Best of Deltona, Florida and Kimberly L.
Gillikin of Avon, North Carolina; two step-sons, Jason Radecki of Valparaiso
and Tim Radecki of Las Vegas, Nev.; six grandchildren, Andrew Gillikin,
Clayton Best, Zachary Gillikin, Emily Best, Myles Best and Casey Best and
two step-grandchildren, Jay Radecki and Joshua Radecki.
are two sisters, Alice Watterson of Pennsylvania and Elaine Weilnau of
Texas, as well as numerous relatives in the Duneland area. He was also
preceded in death by Morna and Maxine and brothers Ronald, Fred and Michael
Gary was a great
husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of the Christ Lutheran
Church of Valparaiso. He enjoyed golfing, restoring old machinery and during
his younger years, he played baseball. He loved children and children loved
him. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Marine Corp and was an
operating engineer with Local #150 with 42 years of service.
service will take place on Monday, September 19, 2011 at 11 a.m. at
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2050 W. 1100 N, Chesterton, with Pastor Jane
The family will
receive friends on Sunday, September 18, 2011 from 2-6 p.m. at the
White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton, Ind. and on Monday from
10-11 a.m. at the church.
Memorials may be
given to the VNA Hospice, Bethlehem Lutheran Church or the charity of the
information please call White-Love Funeral Home at 219-926-1309.