Charlotte Pressly


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Posted Online: Feb. 05, 2013, 6:19 pm
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Charlotte E. Pressly, 88, of Rock Island, died on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Silver Cross Nursing Center, Rock Island.
Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church, Rock Island. Burial is at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church, or to the Wheelan-Pressly Scholarship at Augustana College.
Charlotte Elizabeth Hallin was born on Oct. 11, 1924, in Rock Island, a daughter of Enoch and Hildur Swanson Hallin. She married Dean Pressly on July 28, 1956, at First Lutheran Church, Rock Island. He died on Nov. 16, 2001.
Charlotte graduated from Rock Island High School in 1943. She worked in early years in the Brotherhood Office of the Augustana Synod of the Lutheran Church, and later at Bituminous Casualty Insurance Co. and lastly at John Deere Planter Works. Charlotte relished her role as wife and mother, and spent the years following her marriage doing what she loved and enjoyed the most, being a homemaker.
She was a life-long member of First Lutheran Church, Rock Island, where she was baptized in 1925 and confirmed in 1938. Charlotte was a member of Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Ladies Day Out (Y-Wives), King's Daughters and had been a charter member of Mill Creek Country Club. She attended the SecondWinders at Edgewood Baptist Church, Rock Island and was a former member of the Rock Island Women's Club. Charlotte was an avid bridge player and also enjoyed playing golf.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Cindy Pressly, Rock Island, and Tim and Carol Pressly, Taylor Ridge; grandchildren, Eric Pressly, Nicholas (Kim) Pressly, Michelle (Brad) Heitz, Sarah Pressly, Ethan Pressly (fiancee, Elle Stenerson ) and Christian Pressly; four great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Frank Talboom, Rock Island; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jean and Ivan Burwell, Clarinda, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean; sisters, Doris Davidson, Margaret Powers and Norma Talboom; and brothers, Carl, Ralph and Glen Hallin.
Special thanks are extended to the staff of the Sheltered Care Wing at Friendship Manor for the loving and compassionate care given to our Mother. Thank you for treating our Mom as if she were your own.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 



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