Kathleen E. Drosehn
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1922-2013 HINSDALE Kathleen E. Drosehn, 91, former of Smith Rd., passed away Tuesday at Craneville Place of Dalton where she been a resident since February 2012. Born July 24, 1922 in Pittsfield, the daughter of James and Sophia May Beach, she was a 1938 graduate of Dalton High School and a graduate of the Henry W. Bishop School of Nursiing. Kathleen served in the Army Nurses Corp during World War II, in the Philippines. During her service she received a commendation for her care provided to soldiers suffering from shell shock. Following her service she was employed as the night R.N. at the former Ashmere Nursing Home in Hinsdale. Following marriage she became a homemaker, raising and caring for her family. She loved reading, watching and spending time with her grandchildren and was an avid Red Sox Fan. Her husband, Edwin C. Drosehn Sr., whom she married September 12, 1947, died July 30, 1991. She leaves her sons Edwin C. Drosehn Jr. of Hinsdale, Donald J. Drosehn of Hinsdale, Jonathan R. Drosehn and his wife Kelley of Dalton, and David A. Drosehn and his wife Christine of Peru; grandchildren, Kaila, Bryan, Evan, Stephanie, Shelby, Kristy; great-grandchildren, Hannah and Wyatt; and a brother, Norman Sanderson of Hinsdale. Kathleen was predeceased by her brother and sisters. James Sanderson, Robert Sanderson, Liz Benegas and Laura Drosehn. FUNERAL NOTICE: Graveside services with Military Honors will be held at the South Cemetery in Peru on Monday, September 30, 2103 at 10 a.m, friends are invited to attend. There will be no calling hours. Donations in Kathleen's memory may be made to the Becket Federated Church or the Northern Berkshire Cat Rescue in care of the BARTLETT WELLINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 525 Main St., Dalton, MA 01226. Please visit www.wellingtonfuneralhome.com to leave condolences for the family.
Bartlett-Wellington Funeral Service
525 Main Street Dalton, MA 01226
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Sept. 26, 2013