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“Remembering the good times we had so long ago. We pray that the peace of God will comfort you all at this time. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Don and Carol Nelson - Belleville, IL

“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...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Suzanne Borger - San Antonio, TX

“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...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy Hobbs - Waterloo, IL

“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...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. May your memories bring you comfort in this time of sorrow. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Lori Knollhoff (May) - Belleville, IL

“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...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Diana Donaldson - Carlyle, IL

“Debbie,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...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Barb Frese - Fowler, IL - Friend

“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...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Curtis Paul Lawson - Montgomery, TX

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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.