Pauline E. Dressler, 92, of St. Libory, born Jan. 15, 1921, in St. Libory, died Saturday, June 15, 2013, surrounded by her family.
She was a homemaker; a lifelong member of St. Liborius Catholic Church, St. Libory; charter and 56 year member of Daughter of Isabelle Ava Maria 980 Prayer Circle; St. Liborius C.C.W.; Women of the Moose Chapter 392, Mascoutah; St. Libory American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are her children, Allen A. (Glenda) Dressler of St. Libory, Alvin (Rosie) Dressler of Freeburg, Dennis (Donna) Dressler of St. Libory, Paul Dressler (Anna Beever) of St. Libory, Charles (Lisa) Dressler of St. Libory, Gerard “Jerry” (Cindy) Dressler of St. Libory; daughters, Elizabeth “Beth” (Arthur) Arenas of Waterloo, Marian (Butch) Williams of Freeburg; daughter-in-law, Debbie Buss of St. Libory; grandchildren, Cheryl Cahnovsky, Douglas Dressler, Carrie Cox, Tracy Dressler, Julie Murphy, Todd Dressler, Dale Dressler, Dawn Reuter, Derek Dressler, Deanne Ross, Jason Dressler, Tina Crockett, Nicholas Dressler, Haley Dressler, Jaime Finck, Scott Dressler, Katie Feder, Amanda Diefenbach, Eric Dressler, Andrea Rable, Alexandra Donley, Abbey Arenas, Evan Arenas, Amy Dressler, Emily Williams and Natalie Williams; 27 great-grandchildren; sister, Clara (Victor) Albers of St. Libory; brother-in-law, Irvin Terveer of St. Libory; nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, August and Cecelia (nee Wesselmann) Kalkhoff, her husband, Allen B. Dressler, whom she married in St. Libory on Feb. 10, 1943, and who died Jan. 22, 2001; a son, James C. Dressler, two grandchildren, Kelsey Jo Dressler and Howard Allen Williams and three sisters, Loretta Kalkhoff in infancy, Genevieve Chott and Cecile Terveer.
Friends called June 17-18, at the St. Liborius Catholic Church in St. Libory. A recitation of the rosary was held June 17, at the church.
A funeral Mass was celebrated June 18, the church, with Rev. Dennis Voss officiating.
Interment followed at St. Liborius Catholic Cemetery, St. Libory.
Memorials may be made to St. Liborius Cemetery Fund or Hospice of Southern Illinois.