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Master Sergeant Donald DeVore Wersler, United States Marine Corps (Retired), closed rank with life and was called home on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

MSgt Wersler was born on March 31, 1924 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles F.G. Wersler. After retirement from the Marine Corps and the U.S. Postal Service, he enjoyed a very active life and acquired the nickname “Dancing Don” by his friends.

He was preceded in death by his devoted wife, Emily (Sheppard) Wersler and a twin brother, Vernon L. Wersler.

MSgt Wersler is survived by a son Charles D. Wersler (Theresa) and a daughter, Donna E. Wersler. He leaves two grandchildren, Rebekah W. Hayes and Charles E.D. Wersler and four great grandchildren, all of Beaufort, SC.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at Beaufort National Cemetery, with United States Marine Corps honors.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123.

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  1. Greta Maddox says:

    I thought Don was amazing. I met him in Ballroom classes several years ago and then saw him at Shag dances as well. I would always save a dance for Don! He was always so positive and had a continuous smile on his face. We just saw him within the last 2 weeks out walking by Food Lion on Lady’s Island. We stopped to say “Hello” and Don assured us, “I’m fine”…and continued his walk. I was impressed by how active he was. We will miss him on the dance floor!!! He definitely was an inspiration to all of us to Keep Dancing at any age. I’ll never forget him.

  2. Russell Woods says:

    It is with a very sad heart that I read this sad news of Don’s passing. He was a very good man and a great friend. He will be sorely missed. Please accept our condolences.

  3. Debra Henderson says:

    I am privileged to have known and worked with Mr. Wersler. He brightened our lives with his joyous spirit, and will be greatly missed by many within Beaufort’s community.

    Deepest sympathies to all his loved ones.

    Debra Henderson

  4. Jamie Gardner says:

    We are sad to hear of Don’s passing. I Remember when I first met him at church. He was very nice and kind to me. The next time I saw him was at the Christmas parade dancing on a float. Wasn’t sure at first that it was him, but as the stage/float got closer I realized it was.
    At times like these it is comforting to know that we have hope in Jesus and His victory over death.
    We will be praying for God’s grace, comfort and peace.
    Jamie and Kim

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