SIKESTON -- Gale Gregory Wessling Sr., 77, died Jan. 22, 2013, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Oct. 17, 1935, in St. Louis, to the late Henry J. and Lillie Craft Wessling, he was an entrepreneur and local businessman and had served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Sikeston Elks Lodge 2319, Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319, Knights of Columbus and the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church of Sikeston.
On July 20, 1982, in Las Vegas, he married Ginger Hux, who survives of the home.
In addition to his wife, other survivors include: three sons and daughters-in-law, Gale "Greg" and Ann Wessling Jr. of Ballwin, Landon and Michelle Wessling of Chanute, Kan., and Lance Wessling of Sikeston; one sister and brother-in-law, Veronica and Edward McCormick of Cape Girardeau; six grandchildren; and a special friend, Connie Johnson.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with the Rev. Glenn Eftink officiating.
Burial will follow in the Essex Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Gale "Greg" Wessling Jr., Landon Wessling, Lance Wessling, Neil Wessling, Trey Lind and Hunter Wessling.
Online condolences may be sent at www.nunneleefuneralchapel.com.
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Memorial contributions may be sent to:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142
Memphis, TN 38148-0142