Saturday, March 5, 2011

Donald W. Vossler

Wellsville, NY - Donald W. Vossler of 2724 Miller Road passed away on Friday, March 4, 2011, at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born on January 18, 1927 to Karl and Bertha Brandes Vossler. On April 19, 1954 in Wellsville he married Janice Shultz who survives.

Don graduated from Wellsville High School in 1943. He later went into partnership with his dad and brother on the family dairy farm. Don was drafted into the US Army in 1955. From 1968 until 1991 he was employed at Dresser Rand in Wellsville. Don never stopped working and stayed busy in retirement. He enjoyed helping his son on the farm and put his work ethic and carpenter skills to task as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. Don was a proud and active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. He could be found most every day at his church working on the grounds or working on anything that needed to be done. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Men's Club and was a former member of the Allegany County Farm Bureau.

Surviving besides his wife Janice; 2 sons, Daniel (Rosemary) Vossler of Wellsville and Timothy (Tonya) Vossler of Perry, GA.; 2 daughters, Deborah (Bill) Susie of Severn, MD., and Mary (Chris) Minges of West Henrietta; his five grandchildren, Justin and Kayla Vossler, Jenna and Ryan Minges and Anna Marie Susie. He is also survived by his brother Lawrence (Margery) Vossler of Wellsville and a sister Marilyn (Jack) Palmer of Avon Park, FL. Don is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Don was predeceased by a son Steven and a brother Walter (Florence) Vossler.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 12, 2011, from 10 am to 11 am at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville. His funeral service will be held at 11 am in church with Pastor Robert Morris presiding. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery and memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home. To leave online condolences please visit

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