Dale Drescher, 1953-2020
Funeral services for Dale S. Drescher of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Bonnerup Funeral Service and one hour before services at the church.
Dale passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea. He was 66 years old.
Dale was born March 17, 1953, to Herbert and Ardis (Juveland) Drescher in Albert Lea. Dale was baptized May 17, 1953, and confirmed May 17, 1968, at Grace Lutheran Church. Dale graduated from Albert Lea High School on June 7, 1971. While in high school he played football, was in the marching band, was an FFA club member and also worked at Piggly Wiggly.
Dale attended Austin Community College in Austin and South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. At ACC, Dale was student senate vice president and president of the Ag Club. At SDSU, Dale was on the rodeo team, where he was a bareback champion.
He worked at Wilson & Co. for three years before attending college. After graduating from SDSU, Dale worked for North Central Public Service as a chemical and fertilizer manager. Dale moved to Los Angeles and worked for Jarvis Electric as an electrical estimator for 10 years. Dale returned to Albert Lea and worked for Land O’Lakes and Streater. Dale retired from Slumberland in Albert Lea. Dale moved to Kiester in 2004 where he worked for the Bidne’s and Eilertson’s on their farms. He was also heavily involved in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Kiester Lion’s Club and Farming of Yesteryear.
Dale was united in marriage to Kathy Anderson on Nov. 1, 1986. To this union two children were born, Justin and Jenna. They were later divorced.
Dale enjoyed many things in life, but most of all it was spending time with his family and friends, farming, arts and crafts, and a good joke. Dale always had a great sense of humor and a kind heart. He will be deeply missed.
Dale is survived by his son, Justin (Courtney) Drescher, and their children Ella, Macie and Josephine of Albert Lea; daughter, Jenna Drescher (Nick Soderlund), and daughter, Sophia, of Elysian; brother, Larry Drescher, of Albert Lea; sister-in-law, Tess Drescher, of Albert Lea; niece, Lindsey Drescher(Michael Kelley), of Albert Lea; nephews Jeremy Evenson of Minneapolis and Ryan (Amanda) Drescher of Hayward; great-nieces and nephews, cousins, close friends, adopted family Richard Steffen, Robert (Ellen) Steffen, Susan (Bob) Moore, Judy (Steffen) Sheldon, John Steffen, David (Heather) Steffen and Ian Steffen, Ben (April) Sheldon.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents.
May Dale rest in peace.