Virginia Pressler, 96

Virginia Lois Pressler, 96, of Wabash, died at 5:35 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at Wellbrooke of Wabash in Wabash. 

She was born Aug. 6, 1921, in Wabash County, to Ivan and Lois (Sloop) Ranck.

Virginia was a 1939 graduate of LaFontaine High School and a graduate of the Marion Business College. She married Marvin B. Pressler in Warsaw, Indiana on June 20, 1941; he died Nov. 13, 2007.

Virginia worked at General Telephone and the Belgian Draft Horse Association, both of Wabash, and also was a farmer's wife. She was a member of the Wabash Church of Christ. Virginia enjoyed traveling, flower gardening, watching the Indianapolis Colts and IU basketball, and especially spending time with her grandchildren. She and her husband Marvin lived 13 years in Haines City, Fla.

She is survived by three children, Nancy Weiss, Peggy (Harold) Miller, and Randy (Terri) Pressler, all of Wabash; six grandchildren, Tami Holley and Ryan Pressler, both of Wabash, Brad Weiss and Steve (Lori) Heath, both of LaFontaine, Lora (Chris) Cartwright of Andrews, and Derrick (Sherry) Pressler of Warsaw; 10 great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren, and her sister-in-law, Joanne Ranck. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, son-in-law, Fred Weiss, brother, Roger Ranck, and sister, Joanna Clupper.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with David Phillips officiating.  Burial will be in LaFontaine I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call 4 - 7 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2017 Sep 05