Nancy Lynn (Pressler) Miesner returned to her Lord, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at the age of 71. Nancy was born May 20, 1948 in Bay City, Michigan, to the late Elmer & Charlotte Pressler. She attended Zion Lutheran Parochial School and graduated from TL Handy High School class of 1966. Nancy continued her education at Delta College. She worked in Banking, Real Estate and Social Work, before becoming a Special Education Paraprofessional for Waverly Community Schools, where she eventually retired. During her time at Waverly Schools she started many loved and still observed traditions like; elementary parade floats, themed luncheons, East Thanksgiving Fest, and the “Retirement” Fund Club. Nancy was known for her pranks, love for laughter, friendship and always knowing the scoop. While Nancy’s professional life was important to her and she worked very hard, her favorite title came to her when she became a Grandma to Charlie and Lexie. She loved them with her whole heart and adored the time she spent with them.
She was a devoted and faithful member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church since 1981. Nancy was a Head Usher, served on the Board of Outreach as Chairperson, was active and served on the Women’s Board as President, and was a longtime member of Friendship Circle. She was one of the first Funeral Coordinators and always the person to call on when looking for a volunteer. She even continued her ministry to help while sick herself. Nancy enjoyed volunteering with Relay for Life, cooking, was known for her love of pie, reading, and gardening.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and many, many of her loved cats.
She is survived by daughter, Kim and Dan Engelhardt; grandchildren, Charlie and Lexie Engelhardt; her siblings, Tim Pressler, Linda & Mack Walcutt, Sue & Randy Sargeson, Carl & Leanne Pressler, many cousins, many nieces and nephews, and her beloved cat Ollie, who visited her many times while at Hospice.
In memory of Nancy, memorials may be made to the Michigan Humane Society and Bethlehem Women’s Memorial Fund.
Due to current restrictions, a Memorial Service will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church at a later date when family and friends can gather together.