James L. Pressner

James L. Pressner

James L. Pressner, 63 years, a resident of Greenfield, passed away, Friday July 19, 2013, at his residence. He was born June 17, 1950, in East Chicago, Ind. to the late Joseph D. and Marjorie (Lansen) Pressner.

He received his bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph Calumet College, his master’s in education from Valparaiso University and his ED.S. from Purdue University. James served his country for 32 years as an Army Reserve Lt. Colonel in the 308th Civil Affairs Company, Homewood, Ill. and served in Desert Storm, Bosnia, Iraqi Freedom and received 2 Bronze Stars. He served as principal for Franklin County High School of Brookville, Ind., South Central High School of Elizabeth, Ind., Covington High School of Covington, Ind., and retired in 2004 as Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Sunman, Ind. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Greenfield American Legion Post #119, and served on the Board of Directors for the Parkinson’s Awareness Association of Central Indiana.  He enjoyed golfing and hunting in his spare time.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Petruch) Pressner of Greenfield; son, Bryan (Beth Lemmerman) Pressner of Greenfield; daughter, Sarah (Timothy) Young of Greenfield; brothers, Joseph (Sharon) Pressner of Fishers, Jerome (Michelle Pannell) of Crown Point , and John (Laura) Pressner of Crown Point; sister-in-laws, Diane (Ted) Greiff of Valparaiso, Brenda (Tim) Murray and sons of Valparaiso; brother-in-law, David Petruch of Portage; and a grandson, Camden Young of Greenfield.

Visitation will be from 3 – 8 p.m. (EST) Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel of Greenfield. A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. (EST) Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Greenfield. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. (CST), Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, Ind. with military graveside rites.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Parkinson’s Awareness Association, 4755 Kingsway Drive, Suite 333, Indianapolis, IN 46205.

Online condolences may be shared at www.stillingerfamilyfuneralhome.com.