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PONTIAC - Marjorie E. Bressner, 80, Pontiac, died at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday (June 27, 2007) at the ASTA Care Center of Pontiac.-;

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the McDowell United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Donna Baker and Father Carl LoPresti officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Martin-Burke Funeral Home in Pontiac and one hour prior to the services Monday at the church. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Pontiac.

The family suggests memorials be left to the McDowell United Methodist Church accessibility fund or the ASTA Care Center activities department.

She was born April 24, 1927, in Pontiac, a daughter of Harry and Minnie Street Knudsen. She married Donald Bressner on Jan. 1, 1947, in Pontiac. He preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 2004.

She is survived by three sons, Carl "Bud" (Judith) Bressner, Chenoa; John Bressner, Forrest; and Richard (Barbara) Bressner, Cocoa, Fla.; two daughters, Barbara Bressner, Champaign, and Beverly (Mark) Friedewald, Cocoa, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Jeff, Alex, Randy, Jamie, Sydney and Makayla Bressner; Amya Bressner-Plowman; Julie Uplegger; Bryana Friedewald; and Sarah Ramsey; five great-grandchildren, Jacob and Jared Bressner; Ella and Olivia Uplegger; and Marley Wright; one brother, Robert Knudsen, Bourbonnais; one sister, Jane Tinker, Athens, Ga.; and a very close family friend, Delores Plowman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, five brothers and one sister.

Marjorie was a 1945 graduate of Pontiac High School. She retired in 1991 after 21 years of employment as a certified nurse assistant with Humistan Haven. She was a longtime member of the McDowell United Methodist Church. She was active in the United Methodist Women and Sunshine Club. She was the last president of the Wimodausis Club, a rural club that provided a social outlet for farm wives.

She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crafts and spending time with her family. She was a nurturing soul, loved and admired by all who knew her. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

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