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In Loving Memory

Wissler, David Andrew

November 2, 1934 - June 9, 2023

Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Friday, June 9th, 2023.

Beloved husband of the late Audrey C. (nee Anthony) Wissler; Devoted father of Deva Wissler, Jenny (David) Steward, and David Jude Wissler; Cherished son of the late James and Victoria (nee Endres) Wissler; Loving grandfather of Crystal (Tim) Wilson, Cara Bryan, Megan Wissler, and Samuel Spicer; Cherished great-grandfather of Tyler, Kayla, and Lyla Wilson, Grace and Ezekiel Riportella, Liam Wissler, and Hayden Hill; Dear brother of Richard Wissler and the late Hilaria (George) Green, James (Dolores) Wissler, Mary Ann Wissler, and Robert Wissler. Dear uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend to many.

David was a member of the St. Louis Banjo Club and the Jazz Club of St. Louis.

SERVICES: Funeral from Kutis Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Friday, June 23rd, 10am to Assumption Catholic Church (Mattis Rd) for 11am Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation on Thursday 4pm to 8pm.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org)


4 thoughts on “Wissler, David Andrew”

  1. Dave was a great entertainer and a friend. He was a great fighter of the emphysema that plagued him and refused to let it handicap his performances. He will certainly be missed by all who knew him.

  2. I had the great pleasure to see and hear Dave perform many times with the St Louis Banjo Club and the Dixie Bangos Band. He was a great entertainer, singer and banjoist. I love hearing him sing, Radio. He was a sweet man, full of fun and charm. I enjoyed his company and have many fond memories of events and meals and laughs shared. RIP Dave.

  3. First and foremost, my uncle’s unwavering faith in his Catholic beliefs was a cornerstone of his life. He found solace and guidance in the teachings of his religion, and his devotion served as a guiding light for all who knew him. His spiritual strength was an inspiration, reminding us all of the power of faith and the comfort it can bring during the darkest of times.

    One of the many talents that brought joy to my uncle’s life was playing the banjo. With nimble fingers and a passionate soul, he could transform a simple melody into a harmonious masterpiece. Whether he was strumming alone or gathering loved ones around him, his music had a way of filling the room with warmth and joy, leaving lasting memories in our hearts.

    But it wasn’t just his music that brought smiles to our faces—it was also his quick wit and incredible sense of humor. My uncle possessed a gift for turning any situation into a lighthearted affair. He knew how to brighten even the cloudiest days, reminding us to find laughter in life’s trials and tribulations. His jokes, anecdotes, and contagious laughter will forever echo in our minds, a lasting legacy of joy and levity.

    Beyond his musical and comedic talents, my uncle was a true jack-of-all-trades. With his remarkable skill set, he could fix almost anything that crossed his path. Whether it was a broken appliance or a stubborn plumbing issue, he approached every problem with determination and resourcefulness. His ability to bring life back to broken things was a testament to his ingenuity and his willingness to lend a helping hand.

    But life was not all laughter and harmony, and like all of us he had is regrets and dark moments. My uncle’s journey as a recovering alcoholic was nothing short of awe-inspiring. For four decades, he battled his demons, and during this time he experienced the pain of losing his beloved wife, Audrey. Despite this loss he stayed the course and emerged victorious. His strength, resilience, and unwavering commitment to sobriety serve as a beacon of hope for those who face similar struggles. He taught us all the power of redemption, reminding us that no matter how dark our past may be, we have the capacity to change our lives for the better.

    As one of six siblings, my uncle’s place within his family was cherished. His bond with his brothers and sisters was unbreakable, built upon a foundation of love, shared memories, and unspoken understanding. Their unity and support for one another served as a testament to the strength of family, a value my uncle held dear.

    Let us carry his devotion, talent, humor, resilience, and love within our hearts. as we navigate the journey of life.



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