MARENGO – Wolfgang E. Dressel, 84, of Marengo, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at his home.|
He was born April 2, 1928, in Germany, to Gustav and Emma (Apelt) Dressel. Wolfgang moved to Chicago in 1954. He married Clara Walter on March 12, 1955, in Chicago.
Wolfgang spent his life as a tool and die maker. He was an avid traveler. He traveled all over Europe and the United States, showing his family as much of the world as he could. He was a huge supporter of his grandchildren's sporting events. In Marengo, he and his wife were known as the No. 1 fans. He was known by many as "Opa." He was a beloved husband, father and Opa, and will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Clara; his daughters, Anita (John Nebel) Squillo and Monica (Steve) Overlee; his daughter-in-law, Christine Dressel; his grandchildren, Jenna Overlee, Justin Squillo, Abbey Overlee and Alec Squillo; his sister, Margot (the late Fritz) Grassl; his brother-in-law, Georg (the late Katie) Walter; and his sister-in-law, Erika (Hans) Höehener.
He was preceded in death by his son, Nickolaus; and his parents.
Services for Wolfgang will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.
Arrangements were entrusted to Marengo-Union Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.marengo-unionfuneralhome.com. For information, call the funeral home at 815-568-8131.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Feb. 16, 2013