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Wayne P. Ressler

September 9, 1950 — November 23, 2023

Wayne Paul Ressler, passed away on November 23, 2023, at the age of 73.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at Christ the King Catholic Church, located at 505 Tenth Ave NW, Mandan. Prior to the service, visitation will be held for one hour. Burial will take place at Mandan Union Cemetery.

He was born on September 9, 1950, in Mandan, North Dakota, to his loving parents, Ted and Pauline (Ferderer) Ressler. Wayne attended Christ the King School, in Mandan. As a young man, Wayne found his second home and long-term residence at a Pride Group home, where he spent over 40 years. The other residents and staff became an extended family to Wayne. In August of 2023, he moved to Missouri Slope, where he once again embraced and connected with the staff, forming meaningful relationships.

One of Wayne's favorite pastimes was bowling, which he discovered during his family's frequent visits to the Ten Spot bowling alley, a family owned business. Throughout his life, he continued to nurture his love for bowling, enjoying many outings with Pride. Additionally, Wayne found joy in fishing and cherished his annual trips to Lake Metigoshe.

Wayne's siblings played an important role in his life, ensuring his happiness and well-being. Mary, his sister, devoted significant time to Wayne, frequently sharing lunch outings with him. Paula, his other sister, made countless trips from South Dakota to spend quality time with Wayne. And every Wednesday, Wayne eagerly anticipated spending time with his brother, Mike, as they shared Dilly bars, listened to Johnny Cash, and enjoyed watching sports together. Wayne's family showered him with love and affection, creating cherished memories that will live on in their hearts.

Wayne will be forever remembered by his sister, Mary (Jerry) Bernhardt of Blaine, Minnesota, and his brother, Mike (Kathy) Ressler of Bismarck. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Bill Thovson of Watertown, South Dakota, as well as his nieces and nephews, Shay (Ted) Howard, Kyle (Jessie) Bernhardt, Alicia (Ray) Paz, Ariana Thovson, Brandon (Ali) Ressler, Ryan (Megan) Ressler, and Troy Ressler.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Pauline Ressler, and his sister, Paula Thovson.

The Ressler family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Wayne's extended family at Pride for their unwavering care and support throughout his time there. Additionally, they extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Missouri Slope for embracing Wayne and providing him with a warm and welcoming environment.

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