JAMES L. PRESSNER GREENFIELD, IN James L. Pressner, age 63 years, a resident of Greenfield, passed away, Friday, July 19, 2013 at his residence. He was born June 17, 1950 in East Chicago, IN to the late Joseph D. and Marjorie (Lansen) Pressne 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, IL and served in Desert Storm, Bosnia, Iraqi Freedom and received two Bronze Stars. He served as principal for Franklin County High School, Brookville, IN South Central High School, Elizabeth, Ind. Covington High School, Covington, IN and retired in 2004 as Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Sunman, IN. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Greenfield American Legion Post #119, and served on the board of director's 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; daughter, Sarah (Timothy) Young, both 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 and 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 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. (EST) Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel of Greenfield. A funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m. (EST) Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Greenfield. Burial will follow at 3:00 p.m. Central Time, Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN 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.stillingerfamilyfuneral home.com.
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Published in The Times on July 22, 2013