Marvin Drescher, 1924-2014

Published 10:00am Monday, May 12, 2014

Funeral services for Marvin A. Drescher will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Janet White will officiate. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Albert Lea Veteran’s Association. Online condolences are welcome at

Marvin Drescher
Marvin Drescher

Marvin passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Thorne Crest Retirement Center. He was 89 years-old.

Marvin Arthur Drescher was born on Aug. 19, 1924, to Henry and Amanda (Katsung) Drescher in Freeborn County. After his schooling, Marvin enlisted in the United States Army, where he served in World War II.

Following his discharge, he was united in marriage to Fern (Richter). To this union, two children were born. Together, Marvin and Fern were residents of Albert Lea for 63 years.

Marvin was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. He was also a member of the American Legion, VFW and the Eagles Club. He was employed at Continental Foundry from 1946 to 1964, and then was a custodian from 1964 until his retirement in 1989. Marvin enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing and camping. He was also a member of the Cross Roads Camper Club.

He will be remembered as a caring and wonderful person, who loved his family.

Marvin is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Orville, Norman, Herbert and Elsworth.

He is survived by his wife, Fern Drescher, of Albert Lea; children Alan Drescher of Albert Lea and Randy (Kara) Drescher of Rosemount; grandchildren Ricky and Lonnie Drescher and Natalie, Timothy and Brady Drescher; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Roger Drescher, of Oregon.