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Dorothy Dressel

Dorothy Dressel

Dorothy Jean Dressel, nee Juenger, 83, of Marissa, IL; born on March 10, 1933 in Lively Grove, IL; passed away on Friday, August 19, 2016 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL.

Mrs. Dressel was a Senior Mine Clerk for Peabody Coal Company, prior to that she worked at several area banks. She was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ where she served on the church council. Dorothy was a founding board member of the Sonshine Corner Community Thrift Store. She served on the Marissa Unit District 40 School Board. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. Dorothy was an avid quilter and was very talented at sewing. She also enjoyed gardening. Most of all she was a very loving wife, mom and grandma.

She was preceded in death by her parents – George and Lula, nee Mueller, Juenger. Also preceded by seven brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by her loving husband – Milton Dressel whom she married on November 13, 1954 in O’Fallon, IL. Her children – David (Brenda “Pete”) Dressel of Marissa, IL; Debra (John) Gunther of Camp Point, IL; Daniel (Vickie) Dressel of O’Fallon, IL. Her grandchildren – Todd Cowell; Troy (Cindy) Cowell; Andrew Gunther; Joshua (Brittany) Gunther; Jeremy (Jessica) Dressel; Justin (Trisha) Dressel; Danielle (Kyle) Sigman; Blake Reasor; Nicholas Reasor. Twelve great-grandchildren.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorials may be made to Friedens United Church of Christ Building Fund or to the New Athens Home for the Aged.

Services: Graveside services will be held at the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 11:00am with Rev. Don Wagner officiating.

A gathering to celebrate Dorothy’s life will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    So sorry to read of Dorothy’s passing. I worked with her briefly at First National Bank of Marissa while in high school. Her son Dan & Vickie were classmates and friends of mine all from elementary through high school. I’ve enjoyed numerous visits with them since moving away. Prayers for the family upload uplifted and my condolences for the whole family.

    Posted by: Curtis Paul Lawson – Montgomery, TX – Family Friend Aug 20, 2016

  2. Administrator says:

    I only knew your Mother through you, the caring and thoughtful daughter she raised. My Prayers are with you in the journey ahead. Prayers and deepest sympathy to your entire family.

    Posted by: Barb Frese – Fowler, IL – Friend Aug 20, 2016

  3. Administrator says:

    Dear Milton, David, Debbie, Danny & families,
    We are so sorry for your loss and have great memories of all the good times when we would have family gatherings years ago! Dorothy was one of my favorites!
    We are thinking of you.

    Gerald & Diane Donaldson

    Posted by: Diana Donaldson – Carlyle, IL – Family Aug 20, 2016

  4. Administrator says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. May your memories bring you comfort in this time of sorrow.

    Posted by: Lori Knollhoff (May) – Belleville, IL – Teacher Aug 24, 2016

  5. Administrator says:

    So sorry to hear about Dorothy. I knew her through the Peabody world. We talked many times on the phone about benefits, probably 15+ years. I finally met her in person when I started having Peabody retiree meetings. She was a great person and we had many laughs together!

    Thoughts and prayers for all of the family.

    Lonnie-Sue Knight

    Posted by: A friend Aug 24, 2016

  6. Administrator says:

    I’m really sorry to hear about your Mom passing away!! Just know that she is in a place that is more beautiful than we could ever imagine!!! If you would like me to write a tribute, just let me know. I’d be happy to do it. Please take care!! I will be praying for all of you.

    Posted by: Kathy Hobbs – Waterloo, IL Aug 24, 2016

  7. Administrator says:

    The most cherished memories I have are of when our families would get together, I can see mom, dad, Milton and Dorothy all sitting around the table laughing, it was always a blast.

    Dorothy was always there for me and my family. Her kind words were always welcomed and they always seemed to come when they were needed most.

    As we feel the great sadness of her passing, remember heaven has gotten one heck of an angel.

    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    With Love and Sympathy,
    Suzy Borger

    Posted by: Suzanne Borger – San Antonio, TX – Family Friend Aug 25, 2016

  8. Administrator says:

    Remembering the good times we had so long ago. We pray that the peace of God will comfort you all at this time.

    Posted by: Don and Carol Nelson – Belleville, IL Aug 26, 2016

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