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Barbara Ann (Arms) Tressler

April 18, 1922 January 17, 2014
Barbara Ann (Arms) Tressler
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Obituary for Barbara Ann (Arms) Tressler

Barbara Ann Arms Tressler, a resident of Milford, passed away January 17, 2014, age 91.
She was born April, 18, 1922, in Caro, Lapeer, Michigan, returning to Milford about 4 years later.
Wife of the late Charles Tressler and mother of Linda Dagenhardt and Tamara Tressler.
Grandmother of Christina (Brad) Acker, Norman Dagenhardt, Timothy (Cindy) Tino and Tracie (Tim) Arnold. Great grandmother of Mackenzie and Courtney Tino and Alyshia, Ryan, Tyler and Kyle Arnold.
Proceeded in death by her parents, Chester and Mamie Ruggles Arms, and sisters, Norma (Walter) Tressler (Robert) Colton and Margaret (Tom) Knight.
Her surviving nieces and nephew are; Kathy (Bob) Huff, Martha (Bill) Gardner, Mary Lou (Joe) Kolodziejczak, Margaret (Tom) Schroeder, Marcia (Jim) Bailey, Melissa (Scott) Dunson and Bill (Jeanne) Tressler.
A very independent woman, Barbara�s love, loyalty and generosity were given freely to her family and friends. Descended from Milford�s pioneer families, Ruggles, McCall, and Arms, she took great pride in her heritage and enjoyed being involved in community affairs. She never wanted to live anywhere except Milford.
She married Charles Tressler, April 3, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas, following him through boot camp, training and base to base until they reached Seattle, WA., when Charlie was sent overseas she returned to Milford.
She began her work career in 1940, at the �Grand Opening� of Cape�s Ice Cream. 1941, Wait�s Department store in Pontiac, Ford Plant in Milford, as a machinist, 1942-43, , in the late 40�s as a machinist in Northville, In the early 50�s she and her sister Margaret opened the Ann Louise Shop in Milford. She continued the store alone until closing it in 1963. She originated Milford�s first Sidewalk Sale and street dances. She worked for Skuttle Mfg. until it moved south, then Cardinal Realty. Barbara took the position as Deputy Clerk for the Village of Milford and then Village Clerk for the next 12 years, retiring in 1992.
Barbara will be greatly missed by her family and cousins, Helen McGee, Dottie Sheffler, Tip Ruggles and Mary Jane McCall Jewett, and many dear friends.

On a date in mid summer, to be announced, a commemoration of Barbara Tressler�s life will be held at Milford United Methodist Church, the Reverend Doug McMunn will officiate. Burial of her ashes with her husband, Charlie, will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Date and time of service will be announced in this space.

Memorial donations may be made to the Oak Grove Cemetery fund or Milford Methodist Church.


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