James L. Pressner
James L. Pressner, 63, Greenfield, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at his residence.
Born June 17, 1950, in East Chicago, he was the son of the late Joseph D. and Marjorie Lansen Pressner.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph Calumet College, a master’s degree in education from Valparaiso University and a Ed.S. from Purdue University. He served his country for 32 years as an Army Reserve Lt. Colonel in the 308 and served in Desert Storm, Bosnia, Iraqi Freedom and received two Bronze Stars. He was principal for Franklin County High School in Brookville, South Central Junior-Senior High School near Elizabeth and Covington High School and retired in 2004 as assistant superintendent of schools in Sunman. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and Greenfield American Legion Post No. 119 and served on the board of director’s for the Parkinson’s Awareness Association of Central Indiana.
Survivors include his wife, the former Nancy Petruch; a son, Bryan Pressner of Greenfield; a daughter, Sarah Young of Greenfield; three brothers, Joseph Pressner of Fishers and Jerome and John Pressner, both of Crown Point; and a grandson.
Visitation: Tuesday, July 23, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel of Greenfield.
Funeral Mass: Wednesday, July 24, at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church in Greenfield with burial, and military graveside rites, at 3 p.m., Central Time, in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens at Schererville.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Parkinson’s Awareness Association, 4755 Kingsway Drive, Suite 333, Indianapolis, IN 46205.