Nancy Dreher

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Judge Dreher had a sharp wit and was absolutely tireless until the end. Although she didn't always rule my way, I knew that her decisions were the result of meticulous research and thought. Rest in Peace.

I valued my relationship with Nancy as a partner,as a wonderful and skillful attorney and as a valued friend. She will be missed as an awesome jurist. Together we enjoyed our time together with both Nancy and Roger.

Roger, and family, Nancy and her family were instramental in my growing up at church, school, and in the dark room where I was allowed to express my talents in helping that Photography Studio operate. I now understand why she couldn't visit with me in Sept when I was visiting at my sisters in Burnsville. To be a part of that family while developing my future life will be my fondest memories of her. RIP

My deepest sympathy to Roger, Laura, David and all the family. Nancy was my friend of 59 years. I have admired her talents since we met at Lincoln Junior High School. The path she blaxed for women in law is amazing. She lived life to its fullest and took great joy in her children and grandchildren.

Judge Dreher personified the vigorous but respectful give-and-take culture of Minnesota bankruptcy practice. She always kept things at a high on-task and on-issue level. It was a great privilege to practice before her and learn from the experience. It was inspiring to watch her maintain her very high standards as she struggled with her health. We all will miss her very much.

Roger, David and Laura: Carla and I send you our deepest condolences. Nancy was an exceptional person in so many ways. I remember her fondly as a terrific lady. And she was so patient with the constant ruckus we made during our band practices.

By all accounts the bench also lost one of its most brilliant and influential jurists.

May God bless you and see you through this most difficult time.


Nancy's Obituaries

Nancy C. (Simonsen) Dreher1942 - 2012Nancy Carol Dreher, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Minnesota, may have been small in stature, but she had a big spirita natural leader, she succeeded in whatever challenges she undertook. Judge Dreher passed away at her Edina home on...

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