On September 10, 1943, he was married to Dora Stuhr at Waco. She passed away in April of 1979. Then on December 22, 1979 he was married to Edith Opitz at York.
He is survived by his wife Edith of Fairmont, his son Gale and his wife Sharon Bristol of York and a daughter in law Mary Bristol of Anchorage, Alaska.
His grandchildren include Michael and his wife Emmily Bristol of Las Vegas, NV, James and his wife Amie Bristol of Anchorage, Alaska, Clay Bristol of Lincoln, Holly Bristol and Heather Bristol both of Austin, TX. Three stepdaughters Janice and her husband Jim Lundy of York, Karen and her husband Gary Helmer of Arthur, NE and Barbara and her husband Tony Kopec of Eatonville, WA. Also surviving is a brother-in-law Reiny Stuhr and his wife Ella of Waco. Nephews, nieces and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dora, son David, a brother and sister-in-law Rupert and Evelyn Bristol.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 am Monday, April 13, 2009 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in York with the Reverend Terry Cosier officiating. Burial will be in York’s Greenwood cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:00 — 9:00 pm Saturday and then from 6:00 — 9:00 pm Easter Sunday evening. His family will greet friends from 7:00 — 8:30 pm Saturday evening at the mortuary. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in York.