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DREESMAN, Edris 1920-2009


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/6/2010 at 18:44:57

Edris E. Dreesman, 88, of Grundy Center, Iowa, died Sunday, January 11, 2009, at Westbrook Acres Nursing Home in Gladbrook, Iowa. Following cremation, Memorial Services will be 10:30 A.M., Friday, January 16, 2009, at Lincoln Center Christian Reformed Church, rural Grundy Center, Iowa, with Pastor Dale Janssen officiating. Private family burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Edris Elizabeth Dreesman was born April 5, 1920, in Perry, Iowa, the daughter of George and Mary Etta (Caughey) Umbaugh. She married Glenn J. Dreesman on July 4, 1939, at the Ivester Church parsonage. Glenn and Edris lived in Marshalltown, Iowa, for several years but lived in the Grundy County area most of their lives. Edris worked as a janitor at the Lincoln Center Church for fourteen years until they moved to Grundy Center in 1965. She worked part-time in the Sheriff’s office and as a cook at the high school.

Glenn and Edris enjoyed wintering in Texas for sixteen years until Glenn passed away on March 21, 1997. Edris always had a great sense of humor, loved music and spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of the Lincoln Center Christian Reformed Church.

Edris is survived by two sons, Larry Dreesman and his wife Joyce of Grundy Center, Iowa; and Lance Dreesman and his wife Terry of Montezuma, Iowa; six grandchildren, Todd Dreesman and his wife Deb of Roswell, Georgia; Sue Neilson and her husband Archie of Poway, California; Brian Dreesman and his wife Angie of Grinnell, Iowa; Russ Dreesman and his wife Dianne of San Angelo, Texas; Lisa Dreesman of Venice, California; and Curt Dreesman of West Hollywood, California; ten great-grandchildren, Thomas, Madie, and Caroline Dreesman; A.J. Neilson, Nicole Neilson, and Briana Neilson; Ashley Morrison and Calvin Dreesman; and Lauryn and Joshua Dreesman; one brother, Darrell Umbaugh and his wife Gladys of Marshalltown, Iowa; two sisters-in-law, Lois Werkman and her husband Jake of Cedar Falls, Iowa; June Dreesman of Grundy Center, Iowa; one brother-in-law, Harm Aalfs of Grundy Center, Iowa; and her dear lifelong friend, Helen Meyer of Holland, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Vera and Letha; and five brothers, Lyle, Herman, Ernest, Gail, and Ronald Umbaugh.


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