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Pauline E. Dressler (1921 - 2013)

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Pauline Dressler

Pauline E. Dressler, 92, of St. Libory, Ill., born Jan. 15, 1921, in St. Libory, Ill., died Saturday, June 15, 2013, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Dressler was a homemaker and a lifelong member of St. Liborius Catholic Church in St. Libory. She was a charter and 56 year member of Daughter of Isabelle Ava Maria 980 Prayer Circle, the St. Liborius C.C.W., Women of the Moose Chapter 392, Mascoutah, and St. Libory American Legion Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents, August and Cecelia, nee Wesselmann, Kalkhoff; her husband, Allen B. Dressler whom she married on Feb. 10, 1943, in St. Libory, Ill., and who died Jan. 22, 2001; a son, James C. Dressler; two grandchildren, Kelsey Jo Dressler and Howard Allen Williams; and three sisters, Loretta Kalkhoff in infancy, Genevieve Chott and Cecile Terveer.

Surviving are her children, Allen A. (Glenda) Dressler of St. Libory, Ill., Alvin (Rosie) Dressler of Freeburg, Ill., Dennis (Donna) Dressler of St. Libory, Ill., Paul Dressler (Anna Beever) of St. Libory, Ill., Charles (Lisa) Dressler of St. Libory, Ill., Gerard "Jerry" (Cindy) Dressler of St. Libory, Ill., Elizabeth "Beth" (Arthur) Arenas of Waterloo, Ill., and Marian (Butch) Williams of Freeburg, Ill.; daughter-in-law, Debbie Buss of St. Libory, Ill.; grandchildren, Cheryl Cahnovsky, Douglas Dressler, Carrie Cox, Tracy Dressler, Julie Murphy, Todd Dressler, Dale Dressler Dawn Reuter, Derek Dressler, Deanne Ross, Jason Dressler, Tina Crockett, Nicholas Dressler, Haley Dressler, Jaime Finck, Scott Dressler, Katie Feder, Amanda Diefenbach, Eric Dressler, Andrea Rable, Alexandra Donley, Abbey Arenas, Evan Arenas, Amy Dressler, Emily Williams and Natalie Williams; 27 great-grandchildren; sister, Clara (Victor) Albers of St. Libory, Ill.; brother-in-law, Irvin Terveer of St. Libory, Ill.; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Liborius Cemetery Fund or Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc., 305 South Illinois, Belleville, Ill. 62220. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Visitation: Friends may call from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2013, and 8 to 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the St. Liborius Catholic Church in St. Libory, Ill. A recitation of the rosary will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the church.

Funeral: A funeral Mass will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at St. Liborius Catholic Church in St. Libory with Rev. Dennis Voss officiating. Burial will follow in St. Liborius Catholic Cemetery, St. Libory, Ill.

Published in Belleville News-Democrat on June 17, 2013
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