Rollins Funeral Home

1401 Hudson Road, Rogers, AR


Wallace Arthur Dressler

14 March, 192321 March, 2020

Wallace Arthur Dressler, 97, longtime resident of Rogers, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2020. He was born on March 14, 1923, in Chicago, Illinois, to Robert and Josephine Dressler. Wally enlisted in the Army Air Force one month after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Though keen to follow in his older brother Bob’s tank tracks through Normandy, he was assigned stateside to the 650th Army Air Force Band of Presque Isle, Maine, where he “fought with a saxophone.” Music was his lifeblood. Wally played in big bands from coast to coast, most enthusiastically right here in Northwest Arkansas on bari sax in the Doc Sisco Orchestra and Jack Terry Big Band. Wally was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Charlene (née Fail). Wally is survived by his sons Neal and Roger (Carroll) and granddaughter Sarah. The family will be holding a private burial in Rogers Cemetery.


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Robert Polle

May 20, 2020

Dear Neal and Roger -

My condolences to you upon hearing of your father's passing. As a child we spent many fun times with your family in Chicago area. I will remember your father for his warm sense of humor and his willingness to give thoughtful advice when asked!

Warm regards -
Bob Polle

Ron Polle

May 17, 2020

I have many vivid and happy memories of Mr. and Mrs. Dressler, Neal, and Roger--beginning in Stickney, then Arlington Heights, and later in Rogers. I can still picture Mr. Dressler playing the saxophone one evening while Mrs. Dressler played the accordion. Our families enjoyed many years of good times together.

Lorri Lee

March 30, 2020

We LOVE you Wally! Neal you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! Wally was such a pleasure to be around he will truly be miss.


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