Del Pressley, 52, longtime Vail-area resident
Vail, CO Colorado
William “Del” Pressley, 52, of Oshkosh, Wis., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, Jan. 6. Del passed away peacefully in his sleep with his wife, Annie, at his side at his residence.
Del moved to the Vail area with his parents, Don and Dee Ann Pressley, at the age of 11 in 1969. Del attended Battle Mountain High School and was very active in sports. He loved football and wrestling. He could certainly carry his own weight. After graduating in 1976, Del joined the Navy. Del worked in construction, getting his start with his father and his father’s partner, Carl Dietz, with Carpentry Unlimited Inc.
Del had a great sense of humor and was always entertaining with the many stories he shared. He had a big heart, a heart that was willing to do for others. His first concern was his family. They meant everything to him.
Del’s love and concern for others will be greatly missed by those who loved him. We know Del is in a better place, free from pain, and singing praises to the Lord.
Del is survived by his wife, Annie Pressley, of Wisconsin; his five children, Janelle, of Wisconsin, Crystal and her husband, Jeremy Hinz, of Wisconsin, Tanya and her husband, Chris Schmidt, of Germany, Andrew, of Wisconsin, and Stella, of Wisconsin; his four (plus one on the way) grandchildren; his grandmother Maxie Pressley (94 years old) of Tucson, Ariz.; his parents, Don and Dee Ann Pressley of Edwards; his sisters, Debbie and her husband, Randy Harris, of Edwards, Dawn and her husband, Chuck Chadwick, of Edwards, Devona and her husband, Bill Walter, of Battlement Mesa, and Dodi and her husband, Mike Kayser, of Douglas, Wyo.; his aunt Kay and her husband, Dean Duran, of Gypsum; his uncle Spike Pressley, of Tucson, Ariz.; his aunt Margaret and her husband, Howard Nathason, of Tennessee; his nieces and nephews, Dawn Harris, of Denver, Stephanie and her husband, Travor Dunsdon, of Eagle, Tai and her husband, B.J. Hughes, of Eagle, Jamie Chadwick, of Edwards, Beau Chadwick, of Denver, Jessie Chadwick, of Denver, Tiffany Carter, of Battlement Mesa, Fawn Carter, of Battlement Mesa, Willis Walter, of Battlement Mesa, and Gracie, Benjamin and Matthew Kayser, of Douglas, Wyo.; and numerous cousins and second cousins.
We will miss you, Del!