Lu Ann (Luckey) Presser

Born: Thu., Oct. 3, 1940
Died: Sat., Jan. 2, 2016

Memorial Gathering

1:00 PM Fri., Jan. 08, 2016
Location: Amos Chapel at Dorothy Love Retirement Community

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Lu Ann Presser, 75, 808 N. Miami Ave., Sidney, Ohio, passed away at her residence on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 2:00 AM from complications from surgeries and prolonged illness.  She was born on October 3, 1940 in Piqua, Ohio the son of Rube and Gladys (West) Luckey and they are deceased.    She was married to Randy Presser on November 25, 1961 and he survives in Sidney, Ohio along with four daughters, Lisa Peters of Sidney, Ohio, Jamie Koehler of Dayton, Ohio, Angela Allison and husband Jeffrey of Sidney, Ohio, Melissa Ashby and husband Christopher of Sidney, Ohio and a son, Randy Presser Jr. and wife April of Sidney, Ohio; eleven grandchildren, Leslie Pratt, Rachel Spille, Erica Bonnoront, Kevin Starrett, Brooke Baughman, Taylor Baughman, Justin Baughman, Everett Ashby, Ella Lu Ashby, Randee Presser III and Alysaa Presser and two great-grandchildren, Lucas Bonnoront and Dexter Bonnoront.   One brother, Ronald Luckey is deceased.   She was a 1958 graduate of Sidney High School and a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.   She taught English at Botkins High School, Botkins, Ohio and retired in February, 2014 after twenty one years from Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney, Ohio as the marketing director.   She was passionate about the Alzheimer’s Association and was a board member of the Recovery and Mental Health Services.   She had been a member of the Sunset Sidney Kiwanis Club.   The list of projects and programs Presser initiated is even longer than her tenure was.   They include establishing a health care fair with Wilson Memorial Hospital and then the YMCA, hosting a weekly radio program that featured guest speakers on WMVR, presenting dozens of performances in a variety series, providing quantities of health information – as well a good food – during Lunch and Learn sessions, hosting annual ice cream socials on campus, organizing a yearly heritage festival called Bygone Days and instructing a senior-citizen driver’s education class for AARP, among many others.   She sat on the steering committee that developed the Senior Center of Sidney and Shelby County, volunteered with Pro Seniors to teach people about Medicare fraud, assisted with Shelby County Seniors Day at the senior center and with Senior Day at the Shelby County Fair and volunteered with Leading Age, a nonprofit that represents nonprofits who serve seniors.   One of the things she was most passionate about was Alzheimer’s care and research.   She chaired the Shelby County Walk to End Alzheimer’s year after year and organized and led a monthly Alzheimer’s support group which met at Dorothy Love.   Presser was a valued member of the Coalition on Aging and for years wrote a monthly column, “Senior Living,” for the Sidney Daily News.   She was named Senior Citizen of the Year in Shelby County in 2014.   An active horsewoman all of her life, she acquired Goodie shortly before she retired from Dorothy Love.   She was a member of the New Hope Methodist Church, Sidney, Ohio.   A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the Amos Chapel at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney, Ohio with Pastor John Leighty.   Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney, Ohio is handling the funeral arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelby County Alzheimer's Association, 3003 W. Cisco Rd., Sidney, Ohio  45365 or to the Diabetes Association, 3003 W. Cisco Rd., Sidney, Ohio  45365.   Envelopes will also be available at the memorial service.    Condolences may be expressed to the Presser family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’s web site at:

Charitable donations may be made in Lu Ann's memory to the following organizations:

Alzheimer's Association - Shelby County
3003 W. Cisco Rd., Sidney, Ohio 45365
Tel: 1-937-498-2391

Diabetes Association - Shelby County
3003 W. Cisco Rd., Sidney, Ohio 45365
Tel: 1-937-498-2391

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Tina Weber
   Posted Sat January 02, 2016
Randy and family so sorry for your Loss .Sincerly Tina Weber

Jim & Cheryl Smith
   Posted Sat January 02, 2016
So sorry to hear about Lu Ann's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family. God Bless!!!

John & JoAnn Covelli
   Posted Mon January 04, 2016
Randy and family, John and LuAnn shared memories of days of me and her working at DLRC. He enjoyed spending time with her recently in their
therapy sessions at the center. She was a special lady who worked so
hard for those with Alzheimers. She worked tirelessly often disregarding
her health needs.
I'll miss seeing her. JoAnn Covelli

Carol Mead Sterbenz
   Posted Tue January 05, 2016
My sincere condolences to the family of Luann. She was a dear friend to my mom Marijane Mead who I know welcomed her in heaven. I am grateful for Luann and had the pleasure of meeting her on many occasions. Her grace and charitable nature will never be forgotten.

Frank Mariano
   Posted Wed January 06, 2016
Our deepest sympathy and prayers. May God bless and comfort you and your family.
Frank & Judy

Betty Watkins Horvath
   Posted Wed January 06, 2016
So sorry to see that LuAnn had passed. We were grade school and high school friends. We were both involved in the same activities which was most speech and drama things. I spent a lot of time at Grandma Zedekar's house on Riverside Drive many years ago. My thoughts are with her family as she will be missed. The community will also greatly miss her being involved in good causes.

Richard Alexander
   Posted Wed January 06, 2016
Randy and family, So sorry to hear the news. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Wish we could be there for the memorial. We will be in touch soon.

Marcia Grigg for Rainbow Gardeners
   Posted Wed January 06, 2016
Dear Presser family, Our sincere sympathy to all of you. Lu Ann invited our garden club to have our annual Christmas flower show at Dorothy Love some years ago. She offered support and saw that we had assistance as needed and invited us to lunch that day. We've continued in this collaboration thanks to her hospitality and we all are thankful for her vision of opening Dorothy Love to the community. Blessings to all of you. Marcia Grigg

Polly Watkins
   Posted Thu January 07, 2016

We were so shocked and sorry to hear of Lu Ann. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Tom and Polly

Karen Tennery Gagermeier
   Posted Thu January 07, 2016
Dear Presser Family, I met LuAnn when my folks were moving into Dorothy Love. I got to know her better from that relationship, but also from Altrusa & Kiwanis Club. She had such a quiet, caring, kind manner, but what a dynamo she was! I had no doubt that she cared about every resident at Dorothy Love. She was such a blessing wherever she was. She will be greatly missed in this world. My sincere condolences to you.

Mary Estep
   Posted Thu January 07, 2016
Lisa and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the death of your Mother. I know how important your Mother is in your life. I pray she didn't suffer and take comfort in knowing she is home with our Lord.
Lisa, please get in touch with me. I would love to hear from you.
Mary Estep

Eva Simpkins
   Posted Fri January 08, 2016
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Lu Ann was a remarkable person.

Cecil and Becky Allen
   Posted Fri January 08, 2016
Randy, April and Family! So sorry for your loss. Sounds like she was quiet a smart, and wonderful lady! She has done a lot of great things for other people in her lifetime. I'm sure she will be remembered forever! Love you all!! Cecil & Becky Allen

Gary & Emmy Bensman
   Posted Fri January 08, 2016
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Lu Ann was an awesome work of God and will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace. Gary & Emmy Bensman

David Jamieson
   Posted Thu January 14, 2016
My sincere condolences to Lu Ann's family. Lu Ann and I were in the 1958 Sidney High School Class and were in the Senior Class Play together and she was very good! It was as wonderful time.

   Posted Sat January 30, 2016
Please accept my condolences to the family for your loss. May happy memories always be a source of comfort during this difficult time, may your faith in God's Word give you peace of mind, we yearn for the day when aging - Job 33:25, and death is no more - Isaiah 25:8; Isaiah 42:8.