William Z. Fessler (1935-2020)

Posted November 16, 2020

William Z. Fessler, 84, of Lebanon, passed away on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in his home.

He was born in Jackson Township, Lebanon County to Harvey and Katie Zellers Fessler. He was the owner of Bill Fessler, Builder-Contracting, and formerly worked for Paul Reber Builders as a foreman. He was former President of the Lebanon County Builder’s Association and worshipped in the Protestant faith. Bill served in the Marine Corps; was a Legionnaire and was involved with the Ebenezer Fire Police. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, bird watching, playing pool, darts, and was involved with league baseball. He was a very generous person, loved children, and enjoyed spending time at his hunting camp in Lycoming County. He also loved to donate to various veteran organizations and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

He is survived by a daughter, Trisha Potts, and husband, Ronald; grandchildren, Morgan Potts, Bobbi Sue Stewart, Steven Fessler, Jr., and wife, Kelly; great-grandsons, Noah and Isaiah; companion, Brenda Smalls, and her children, Sara Smith, Beth Garrett, and Jacob Frazier; and her nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Steven Fessler, Sr.; and brothers, Harvey and Harold Fessler.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at 10 a.m. in St. Paul’s UCC, 1304 Heidelberg Ave., Schaefferstown. Please follow CDC guidelines and wear a mask. His family will meet with friends following the service. Interment will be made privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lebanon County Christian Ministries, 250 S. 7th St., Lebanon, PA 17042. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling his arrangements. www.clauserfh.com

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