Terry B. Ressler, 69

Terry B. Ressler, 69, of Conestoga, PA, passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Ephrata, PA, Terry was the son of the late Ira B. and Minerva Wingenroth Ressler. A renowned horse trainer, Terry operated Ressler’s Training Stables in Conestoga for many years. His expertise in horse training began soon after birth (Pop had him on a horse as soon as he could), spanned throughout his lifetime and will continue into eternity. He co-founded the Susquehanna Valley Reining Assn and was an active member of the National Reining Horse Assn., the American Quarter Horse Assn., the Pennsylvania Quarter Horse Assn., and the American Paint Horse Assn.

He is survived by his two children: Lisa A. Ressler married to David M. Guhl of Willow Street and Thomas P. married to Jessica Klopp Ressler of Reinholds and by his two loving grandchildren, Kennedy Ressler and Alana Ressler. He was preceded in death by his son Steve B. Ressler, brothers Richard and Ronald Ressler and his sisters Betty Spotts and Flossie Goshert.

Friends will be received by his family on Friday, June 29, 2012 from 9-11AM at the Lititz United Methodist Church 201 E. Market St., Lititz PA  17543, with a Time of Sharing and Celebration of Terry’s life to follow at 11AM. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in his memory to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. To send an online condolence, please visit Charles F. Snyder Jr Funeral Home & Crematory 560-5100

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To Terry family,
Terry will be missed. He was a good man. We were Terry & Sandy neighbor when he was in Strasburg.
Truman & Cas Baxter

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at a time like this.  Many memories of the horse shows during our son Curt’s time with both Sandie & Terry. With Terry’s help we placed 3 times at the Congress Quarter Horse show in Ohio.  Will always be thankful for his help.

maggie & ken huber

Our thought go out to Terry’s family at this time. We all have fond memories of the reining classes at local shows where my daughters would participate.

Helen Farrington and daughters Alida and Alison

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Ressler family. I grew up knowing Terry by seeing him on weekends at the horse shows.  With fond memories, I will remember Terry.  

Daphne Young, and sons Damian and Derek.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.  Terry (and Sandie) were a big part of my life through the many years I showed with them. Not only was he a great trainer but also a wonderful friend. I will never forget the many hours we spent together through the years enjoying riding, but more importantly, enjoying the lasting friendship we had.  Terry was loved and admired by so so many and will be missed greatly by all who were privileged to know him. May your memories and faith help ease your sorrow and know that many others share your loss.

Debbie Ulshafer Sheets

Many good memories of showing remember when his parents and sister came to watch him we go way back when he used to race. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family of a great guy always had a smile for everyone.He will be missed by many.
Parents of Natalie & Daphne & Brian & Justin Immel
God Bless
Pete & Jean Immel

Terry helped me with my palomino colt when I broke my ankle in a riding accident. I appreciated his calm demeanor, and that he did not get rough with my horse.

Jeanne Mitman

I met Terry once while driving a friend, who was visiting from the UK,to visit him. Terry was so pleased to see us and was full of laughter and fun. He made me feel right at home as if I had known him for years. I will always remember that pretzel sandwich with ham and cheese he recommended. Every time I eat a pretzel I will think of him.
He was a wonderful guy and has left much too soon.
With deepest sympathy,
Ken Mayers

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