Mary Lee Bressler


Sept. 7, 1925 - Feb. 26, 2013



Mary Lee Bressler of Pewaukee passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Kirkland Crossings at the age of 87. Mary Lee was born in New Castle, Ind., on Sept. 7, 1925, the daughter of Willie and Grace Shell.


She enjoyed TOPS weight loss club, sewing and needle craft, playing bridge, traveling and was a longtime member of the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. Mary Lee’s greatest joy, however, was spending time with her family and friends.


Mary Lee will be deeply missed by her children, Dee-Ann (William) Holtz of Waukesha and Dean Bressler of Bothell, Wash.; grandchildren, Autumn (Scott), Skyler, Rebecca, Michelle and Brett; a brother, Ronald (Linda) Shell of Angleton, Texas; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Kenneth; a brother, Willie Shell Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Rosalie; and her parents.


The visitation for Mary Lee will be held from 1:30 p.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service Saturday, March 2, at Kirkland Crossings, 700 Quinlan Drive, Pewaukee. The Rev. Dennis Henn will officiate. The burial will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, March 4, at Mokena Lutheran Church Cemetery in Frankfort, Ill. The Rev. David Constien will officiate.


Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family.  For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit, or call 542-6609.