Marcine Drescher, 88, Albert Lea

Published 2:55 pm Saturday, December 8, 2012

The funeral service for Marcine H. Drescher, of Albert Lea, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea, and one hour before the service at the church.

Marcine died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society, Albert Lea. She was 88.

Marcine Drescher

She was born on July 20, 1924, in Hartland, the daughter of Howard L. and Mildred M. (Thompson) Hanson. She graduated from Albert Lea High School with the class of 1942.

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Marcine married Norman Drescher on Feb. 27, 1944, at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.

She had worked at American Gas, Western Gas Station and South Minnesota Oil in Albert Lea.

She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, where she was active in circle. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.

For several years before Norman died they enjoyed their winters in Arkansas. Marcine’s main focus was loving and caring for her family. She was a great listener, awesome baker and always made you feel welcome in her home.

She is survived by four children: Cheryl (Fred) Moran of Albert Lea, Susan (Jerald) Rognes of Lake Mills, Barbara (Larry) Rognes of Albert Lea, Brian (Deb) Drescher of Albert Lea; grandchildren: Connie (Adam) Moffitt of Albert Lea, Denise (Paul) Hanna of Elbow Lake, Jacqueline (Tracy) Thompson of Burlington, Iowa, Robert (Angie) Rognes of Northwood, Jeremy (Rachel) Rognes of Lake Mills, Andy Rognes of Eden Prairie, Nicholas Rognes of Albert Lea, Brian Jr. (Kristina) Drescher of Albert Lea, Brooks (Angie) Drescher of Albert Lea, Bradley Drescher of Albert Lea, Brent Drescher of Albert Lea; great-grandchildren: Travis and Jacob Moffitt, Benjamin, Christopher and Jessica Hanna and Allison (Andrew) Likens, Lucas, Landon and Elena Thompson, Rochelle and Anthony Rognes, Brynn and Calvin Rognes, Riley Olson, Grant Rognes, Mason, Jackson, Cohen, Jovie and Isabella Drescher; great-granddaughter Lexi Hanna; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Barbara Hanson of Medford, Ore., Marvin and Fern Drescher of Albert Lea, Velma Drescher of Albert Lea, Velma Drescher of Albert Lea, Roger and Becky Drescher of Oregon, aunt Maxine Evans of Clarion, Iowa, and many nieces and nephews.

Marcine was preceded in death by her parents Howard and Mildred Hanson, her husband Norman in 1999, brothers Jay and DuWayne Hanson and two great grandsons in infancy.

Marcine will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends.