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Gerald F. "Fuji" Dressler

October 14, 1943 — December 28, 2018

Gerald F. “Fuji” Dressler, age 75 of Dickeyville, WI, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2018 at the Yuma Regional Health Center in Yuma, AZ. He was born October 14, 1943 in Platteville, WI, the son of Donald and Frances (Cardy) Dressler. Gerald graduated from Platteville High School and served his country in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War era. Gerald married Linda Beard on April 27, 1974 at the First Baptist Church in Dubuque, IA. He worked at the St. Regis Paper Company/Georgia Pacific in Dubuque from 1967 until his retirement in 2003. Gerald was a man of many talents and various interests: wood working, showing rabbits, smoking sausage and other foods, and making homemade beer and wine. He was also a regular vender at the Farmer’s Markets in Platteville and Dubuque. Gerald liked being in nature and was known to many as the “Walnut Man of Dickeyville”. He also spent many hours collecting rocks and hunting/trapping. He loved to go camping and was a lifelong fisherman. Gerald also enjoyed spending time at home cooking and baking, gardening, or doing embroidery and quilting. He was a great story teller at gatherings who would bring his stories to life with impersonations for those listening. Gerald always loved playing euchre and winning the next lucky Packer pool.

Gerald is survived by his wife, Linda; children: Laura (John) Lee, Potosi; and Lee (Meghan) Dressler, Marshall, WI; three grandsons: Chase, Kedrick, and Alton; and a sister-in-law, Donna Dressler, Madison, WI.

In addition to his parents, Gerald was preceded in death by his brothers: Donald H, and John F. Dressler.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Lancaster with Pastor Mark Hoehne officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in Van Buren Cemetery, Potosi. Family and friends may call on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Martin Schwartz Funeral Home and Crematory in Lancaster, and on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Gerald F. “Fuji” Dressler Memorial Fund has been established. The Martin Schwartz Funeral Home and Crematory of Potosi is entrusted with his services.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, January 4, 2019

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Martin Schwartz Funeral Homes & Crematory - Lancaster

1234 S. Madison Street , Lancaster, WI 53813

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Visitation

Saturday, January 5, 2019

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Martin Schwartz Funeral Homes & Crematory - Lancaster

1234 S. Madison Street , Lancaster, WI 53813

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Service

Saturday, January 5, 2019

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Martin Schwartz Funeral Homes & Crematory - Lancaster

1234 S. Madison Street , Lancaster, WI 53813

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Graveside

Saturday, January 5, 2019

12:30 - 12:45 pm (Central time)

Van Buren Cemetery - Potosi

Van Buren Cemetery, Potosi, WI 53820

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Burial

Van Buren Cemetery - Potosi

Van Buren Cemetery, Potosi, WI 53820

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