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Marilyn J Pressnell Obituary


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“God's angel on earth has returned home! You will be missed dearly! ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Laura Chapin - Elyria, OH

“Dear Howard and family, we are very sad. Marilyn was a wonderful woman and we loved her very much! Our thoughts are with you. Christoph, Sabine,...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Sabine Settnik - Germany

“Andy and family- I am praying for all of you. May God hold you in his hands in this time of sorrow. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: April Giese Foster - Grafton, OH

“To Howard and family, My heart goes out to all of you in the loss of Marilyn. She was a true polio survivor, friend, and sister. Her kind and...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: dave livingston - OH

“Words can not describe the saddness in my heart.Marilyn was my Granddaughters mentor and friend to my mother..she will be missed.She is now holding...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Jackie Brown - OH

“I can rermember growing up we used to get together at christmastime for a meal and family time. so when aunt marilyn started a family reunion I was...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Gary Pressnell - Elyria, OH

“I am sorry for the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother, cousin, aunt, and friend. Knowing Marilyn loved us all, yet had a strong, steadfast love...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Marilyn Culler - Avon Lake, OH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Pressnell family. Marilyn always had a smile to share and we will miss her. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Glenn, Julie & Justin Taylor - MI

“I never have known life without Aunt Marilyn. She was my babysitter. She always made time together fun. She and Uncle Howard,invited me to spend...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Weiland-Frantz - Parma, OH

“Wanted to let the family know that we are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Grandma Pressnell will live in...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Troy, Deb, Kelsey and Connor Baak - MI

“Howard, Jim, Bob, Mike and Andy and Families You are in our thoughts and prayers. We have lost a dear friend and an amazing lady! Marilyn was a...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Bob and Carol Mociulewski - MI

“I will always remember the Pressnells coming up from Ohio to Michigan to join us at Pleasant Hill Lutheran Camp. Whenever I hear "The Butterfly Song"...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Sue Mociulewski Acord - Macomb, MI


Marilyn J. Pressnell (nee Hogrefe), 75, of Avon Lake passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, Thursday, February 9 at New Life Hospice of St. Joseph Residential Center in Lorain.

She was born November 7, 1936 in Amherst and resided in Avon Lake for over 50 years. Marilyn graduated from Marion L. Steele High School in Amherst. She was a homemaker, a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, and the Avon Lake Post Polio support group. She volunteered with the Board of Elections and was an Ombudsman at Avon Oaks Nursing Home. Marilyn loved spending time with her family and friends and she was very active with her church.

Marilyn is survived by her husband of 56 years, Howard M. Her four sons; James (Linda) of Lake Oswego, OR; Robert (Leslie) of Lakewood; Michael (Julie) of Grafton; and Andrew (Robbin) of Madison, WI; 24 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Her sister, Ruth Weiland of Westlake; and 5 brothers; Paul of Olmsted Falls; Wayne (Olga) of Lorain; Howard H. (Betty) of Brownhelm Township; Carl (Linda) of Beavercreek, OH; and Kenneth (Gwen) of Avon. Marilyn is preceded in death by her brother Melvin and her parents Fred and Frieda (nee Kunkle) Hogrefe.

Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake from 1-4 pm and 6-9 pm Monday, February 13 and 1 hour prior to the funeral service at church. Funeral services 10 am, Tuesday, February 14 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 32747 Lake Road, Avon Lake with Reverend David Connor presiding. Interment at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or New Life Hospice, 5255 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, OH 44035.