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Orville (Butch) Dressel

April 24, 2020

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Orville (Butch) Dressel , age 81, Orono, MN passed away peacefully at home April 24, 2020. Preceded in death by parents Martin and Ann Dressel. wife, Rosemary; brother, Jim Heitz; and sister, Jeanette Maas. Survived by daughters, Brenda (Mark) Thorson, Julie (Jeff) Goettl, Christine (Bryan) Corcoran and Michelle (Brent) Meiners; grandchildren, Brad and Kaitlin Corcoran and Jack, Dylan and Ellie Meiners; Brothers, Leroy (Barb), Rich (Karen), Robert (Judy) and Gerald (Lorraine) Dressel; sisters, Bernice (Richard) Jolicoeur and Diane Meagher. He was born in Mound, MN and grew up with a family of eight brothers and sisters providing him with his love of family life which directed his life’s journey. His joys in life were dancing with his wife of 59 years; the numerous fishing trips with his brothers; camping trips; hosting family holiday celebrations and fish frys; playing cards and dice. An avid fisherman, he enjoyed spending time on the lake and sharing his catch with neighbors and friends. After serving in the Navy, he worked as a Compounding Manager at The Lamaur Corporation for 35 years. He actively served at the Church of St George and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. His love and devotion to his wife, boisterous story telling skills, passion for the outdoors and MN sports, and the smiley faces he drew when he successfully completed his word puzzles are the memories that will be cherished. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Church of St George.

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