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Vern Dresch

Vern Dresch

uly 20, 1932-April 30, 2014

Vern F. Dresch, 81, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Essentia Health in Fargo.

Vern Francis Dresch was born to Werner and Elizabeth (Sturm) Dresch on July 20, 1932 in Watertown, S.D. The family moved to Beardsley, Minn., when Vern was a young boy. He grew up and received his education there, graduating from Beardsley High School in 1950.

On September 12, 1953 he was united in marriage to Shirley Schneider in Beardsley. They made their home in Beardsley, where Vern owned and operated Dresch's Store. He also served as a volunteer firefighter for many years. He later worked as a butcher at Rixie's Red Owl in Graceville, Minn., until his retirement.

Family was very important to Vern and he very much enjoyed time spent with them.

Vern is survived by his wife Shirley; four sons, John Dresch, Mary Dresch, James (Debbie) Dresch, Joseph (Joel) Dresch and Jerome (Dawn) Dresch; two daughters, Karen (Brian) Dresch and Kathleen (David) Dresch-Hagen; 15 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Vern's parents preceded him in death.

Memorial services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10 at West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour before services. (An additional service will be held in Beardsley at a later date.)

Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Beardsley.