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Waldemar Dressel

May 11, 1921 October 21, 2017
Waldemar Dressel
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Obituary for Waldemar Dressel

Waldemar M. Dressel, of Rolla, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the age of 96.

He was born on May 11, 1921 in St. Louis, MO to the late John Dressel and Selma (Kruse) Dressel. He married Laura Dressel who preceded him in death in April of 2017.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by three brothers, John Dressel, Roy Dressel and Armin Dressel and one sister, Selma Harris.

Waldemar was a graduate of the Missouri School of Mines and was employed by the U.S. Bureau of Mines for 35 years. He was a member of Sigma XI, a professional geologist association, for 40 years.

He was also a member of the Rolla Lion’s Club for 60 years. Waldemar loved fishing and working in his flower beds and garden. He was a family man and loved his family above all.

Waldemar will be greatly missed by his surviving family which includes: a son, Wally Dressel and wife Paula of Port St. Lucie, FL; a daughter, Diane Mahaney of Rolla; one brother, Oliver Dressel of St. Louis, MO; three grandchildren, Michael Mahaney and wife Jennifer of Denver, CO, Jonathan Dressel of Florida and Murriah Dekle and husband Scott of Florida; four great grandchildren, Hali Dressel of Alabama, Michael Dressel and Holly Dekle, both of Florida and Eylla Mahaney of Reno, NV; and one great great grandson, Hunter Dressel.

A funeral service for Waldemar M. Dressel will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla. A visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the service beginning at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be held at11 a.m. on Monday, October 30 at the St. Lucas United Church of Christ Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Rolla Lion’s Club.

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