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Dorothy Dreessen

Tuesday, March 12, 2002

Funeral services will be held for Dorothy Lydia Ehrich Dreessen, 91, of Lake View, Thursday, March 7, at 10:30 a.m., at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lake View with the Reverend Herman W. Kramer officiating.

Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Albert City. Farber and Otteman Funeral Home, Lake View, is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy died Friday, March 2, at Twilight Acres Nursing Home, Wall Lake, following a lengthy illness.

Dorothy was born April 18, 1910 in La Moille, Illinois, the daughter of Siegfried and Clara (Fetzer) Grosch. She attended schools in Illinois.

Dorothy and Walter Ehrich were married February 1, 1934 in Illinois, he died in 1954. Dorothy married LeRoy Dreessen in 1971, they were later divorced. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lake View.

Dorothy and her husband Walter farmed in the Fonda area, then bought the Cozy Cabin Motel in Westside, that they operated with a combined cafe and gas station until his death in 1954. She later sold the business and was employed at several cafes in the Sioux City and Cedar Rapids areas.

She is survived by one sister; Clarice Luetje of Oak Lawn, IL.; six nieces, one nephew and several cousins.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and husband Walter.