David Wisler

Obituary of David B. Wisler

David B. Wisler, 91, of Schwenksville, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Grand View Hospital in Sellersville. He was the beloved husband to Carol (Harris) Wisler to whom he was married for 66 years.

Born March 16, 1931, in Norristown, PA, he was a son of the late G. Edward and Emma Lucy (Buchenhorst) Wisler. Mr. Wisler was a graduate of Norristown High School class of 1949 and served his country in the United States Army. He enjoyed playing basketball growing up and trapping muskrats with his brother so they could sell them for 5 cents apiece to send their sister to college, or so the story would go. Out of high school, he entered into employment with Bell Telephone Co. and happily continued in security, lineman, and engineering roles into his retirement.

Mr. Wisler was a member of Christ Reformed Church at Indian Creek and was a member of Norristown Lodge #620 F & AM for over 65 years.  Along with his family, he loved serving his community in various ways throughout his lifetime, including most recently working with the Lower Salford Zoning Hearing Board and with the Lower Salford Historical Society. He could be found throughout the week down at the Bergey Mill Farmstead working on the grounds and preservation of the historical site.

It was important to him to live out his faith and he was an active member of Wentz’s church for 48 years where he worked with the “Old Faithfuls,” annual church Bazaar, and would always be quick to lend a helping hand wherever or to whomever was in need.

For 25 years he dressed up as Santa for his church and the local community, getting sick every year from the kids coughing and sneezing on him, but he enjoyed listening to their Christmas wish lists and posing for pictures with each one. After retiring the red suit a few years ago, he would still enjoy the season by doing all the shopping and hanging-with-care of the stockings ‘round the mantle for his family, putting up a live tree with Mark’s help, and teaching his great-grandkids how to make a fire in the fireplace. 

At home with family or out with friends, David loved a good meal. Even if the meal wasn’t that good he would happily finish his plates, and could often be heard saying, "best meal I've had since I got married," while his “sweetie pie” rolled her eyes. Afterwards, and if at all possible he would have some vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce since it could easily go down “in-between the cracks”.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Mark Wisler of Norristown; his sister Judith Murphy; his grandson Chad Wisler and his wife Rebecca; and his three great-grandchildren, Drew, Eli, and Ella.

He was predeceased by his son Kirk Wisler and his brother George Edward Wisler, Jr.

He was an outstanding father, brother, friend, and Pop-Pop. He enjoyed spending time with family, and friends, traveling, hosting Fourth of July parties, fixing things around the house, and taking a dip in his pool.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his graveside service at 11 AM on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Wentz’s UCC Church cemetery, 3246 West Skippack Pike, Lansdale, PA 19446. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Lower Salford Historical Society, P.O. Box 150 Lederach, PA 19450. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.RLWilliamsFuneralHome.com

Saturday
4
June

Graveside Service

11:00 am
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Wentz U.C.C. Church Cemetery
3246 Skippack Pike
Lansdale, Pennsylvania, United States
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