Obituary of Jodie Michele Quirk
Jodie Michele Bressler was born in Melbourne, Florida on July 20, 1968. She was the daughter of Michael Alan Bressler and Sondra Gail (Septimus) Bressler. Throughout her life Jodie made her home between Florida, New York, and Michigan. When her children were young, she worked in the cafeteria and volunteered for the Head Start program at Flat Rock Public Schools in Flat Rock, Michigan. Also, for several years she held a position as a clerk at Speedway gas station in Flat Rock. In the five years preceding her retirement, she was employed at American Fire Protection Services in New Boston, Michigan. Jodie was very passionate about fire safety and regularly inspected fire extinguishers and sprinkler systems in both homes and businesses.
Jodie spent her summers carefully cultivating her flower and vegetable gardens. She never missed an opportunity to pitch her tent at KOA campground in Petersburg, Michigan. The resident barbeque master, Jodie, set up an elaborate grilling station on every trip to the park. She enjoyed nothing more than planning a party or picnic for her friends and family. A talented baker, Jodie, would create beautifully decorated cakes for every occasion. Her creativity was also on display every Halloween. Some of her memorable creations include giant Christmas stockings and Rubik’s Cube costumes.
Jodie was an animal lover and kept a menagerie of pets including dogs, cats, turtles, and iguanas. She enjoyed listening to all manners of Country music, especially her favorite singer Alan Jackson. The quintessential “soccer mom”, Jodie never missed her children’s sporting events. When her own kids were grown, they took a backseat to the grandchildren, whom she absolutely adored. A social person, Jodie would sometimes take five hours to finish her grocery shopping as she spent so much time stopping to chat with strangers. Her ability to tell entertaining stories earned her many friends.
Jodie Michele Bressler-Quirk, age 53, of Flat Rock, Michigan passed away peacefully on Sunday; June 5, 2022 at ProMedica Toledo Hospital after a courageous battle with a multitude of health issues. Her passing was preceded by her mother: Sondra Bressler; paternal grandparents: Louis and Dorothy Bressler; and maternal grandparents: Tania and Al Slobod.
To cherish her memory, she leaves her six children: Joseph Bressler (Amanda Blanks), Kristin Bressler, Kim Barber (fiancé Steve Marzouq), Mackenzie Quirk, Tyler (Rebecca) Quirk, and Caleigh Quirk; her father: Michael Bressler (Judith Solomon); a mother of her grandchildren: Christine DuShane; thirteen grandchildren: Jacob Bressler, Layla Bressler, Levi Bressler, Christopher Skornika, Abigail Treveno, Jayson Benson, Oden Larson, Freya Larson, James Mittlestat, Colton Quirk, Meah Quirk, Zaeviar Walston, and Izabella Walston; former spouse: James Quirk; and many friends.
Friends may gather on Sunday; June 12, 2022 from 12:30pm until 2:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. A Celebration of Her Life will follow at 2:00 also at Merkles where friends will be encouraged to share a memory about Jodie.
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