Ardis Drescher, 1923-2018

Published 1:00 am Saturday, March 17, 2018

Funeral services for Ardis E. Drescher will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Kiester. The Rev. Katie Pals will officiate. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Albert Lea.

Ardis passed away peacefully Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea. She was 94.

Ardis Drescher

Ardis Elaine (Juveland) Drescher was born April 21, 1923, in Winnebago County, Iowa, to Selmerand Selma (Olson) Juveland. She was baptized in 1923 in Scarville, Iowa, and confirmed in 1938 in Hartland. She graduated from Freeborn High School in 1942.

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That same year, she married Herbert Drescher. To this union, two children were born, Dale and Larry. The couple later divorced.

Ardis was a member at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Kiester. She was also a member of the Legion Auxiliary, ladies aide, Senior Citizens in Kiester and the local birthday club. She enjoyed baking, traveling, playing cards, doing word books and — most of all — spending time with her family. She absolutely loved her grandchildren! A favorite memory for Ardis was taking a trip to Seattle.

Ardis is survived by her children Dale Drescher and Larry Drescher; former daughters-in-law Kathy Anderson and Tess Drescher; grandchildren Justin (Courtney) Drescher, Jenna Drescher and significant other, Nick Souderland, Jeremy Evenson, Lindsey Drescher and her fiance, Michael Kelley, and Ryan (Amanda) Drescher; great-grandchildren Ashton, Ella, Breydan, Macie, Kinley, Mckalynn, Josie, Karley and Baby Sophie, who is on the way; nieces and nephews Glen (LeAnn) Juveland, Nancy (Tom) Haney, Sue (Del) Johnson, Dea (Herb) Milton, Lori Juveland, Debbie Post, Paula Juveland and Brenda Juveland; as well as many other loving relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by both parents; her brothers Kermit (Darlene) Juveland and Howard (Lorraine) Juveland; and nephews Darryl Juveland and Duane Juveland.