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April 1, 1928 – April 29, 2020

Geneva Lucille Dressler, age 92, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2020 surrounded by her family’s love and is now reunited with her husband Delbert.

Geneva was born the daughter of Arthur and Ethel (Shrode) Foust on April 1, 1928 in her home in Bergen Township, Minnesota.  Geneva was baptized July 29, 1928 at Methodist Episcopal Church in Rockford, Minnesota.

She was united in marriage to Delbert Dressler on October 25, 1947 at the Methodist Church in Lester Prairie by the Rev. Norman Batdorf.

Geneva worked for many years at Tonka Toys in Mound and later at the Alice Haney Nursing Homes in Lester Prairie.

Geneva was a lifetime member of Prairie Community Church United Church of Christ formerly the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Lester Prairie.

Geneva was a precious gift to all especially her 5 children, 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  Family was her greatest joy.  She loved fishing with family at their cabin on Lake Osakis and more recently at Lonnie and Bea’s cabin on Maple Lake.  She could spend hours fishing off the dock or riding on the Pontoon.  She also enjoyed going to the casino and would take her grandchildren and even great-grandchild to the casino for their 18th birthdays.  She would sew and fix anything that needed mending.  She also enjoyed going to Bingo, embroidering, putting together puzzles and going out to eat with family and friends.  Her family will miss her famous apple bars, deviled eggs, potato salad, chicken salad and lime pickles.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Delbert; parents; mother and father in law, Henry and Elma Dressler; sisters and brothers in law: Harold and Rose Dressler, Evelyn and Merlin Kassulker, Lorraine and Norman Kassulker.

She is survived by her children Daryl Dressler of Rapid City, SD; Barbara Spomer (Keith) of Mayer, MN; David Dressler (Kimberly) of Lester Prairie, MN; Dean Dressler (Michelle) of Big Lake, MN; and Beatrice Hecksel (Lonnie) of Mayer, MN; grandchildren Jennifer Hagen (Larry), Cory Dressler, Bill Spomer (Christine), Kris Matter (Brad), Ryan Dressler (JaNaye), Shawn Dressler (Crystal), Daren Dressler (Rachel), Daniel Dressler (fiancé Kara), Nicholas Dressler, Samuel Dressler, Jeremy Hecksel, Justin Hecksel; great grandchildren Morgan Hagen, Isabella and Emersyn Dressler, Riley, Georgia and Levi Spomer, Dylan and Cole Matter, Eliza and Layne Dressler, Xander and Kinley Dressler, Jude Dressler; brother Orville Foust (Lavonne); nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A private family graveside service will be held at the Church of God Cemetery in Lester Prairie with Al Fiene officiating



4 Guestbook Entries

  1. David and Arla Huser

    To the Dressier family; So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a sweet lady. Out thoughts and prayers are with you all. Wish we could hug you all!

  2. Duane & JoAnn Kassulker

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. JoAnn & I are keeping your mom & your family in our prayers. Due to the virus going on we will not attend the grave site ceremony. But again will be keeping you all in our prayers

  3. Caroline Birkholz

    I’m so sorry for your loss with Geneva’s passing. It is sad that we can not get together to celebrate her life and be able to be with our extended family. Prayers to you all for peace during this time.

  4. Carol Tuchtenhagen

    Beatrice and family; just wanted to express my sympathy on the passing of your mom. I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed seeing her when I worked at Catalyst. Spunky lady which I loved about her. What a life at 92.


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