Obit: Drescher, Adelaide Jeanette #2 (1927 - 2009)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Drescher, Lowe, Farrand, Malloch, Cash, Knoop, Beyer, Raine, Eisenbarth, Shiva, Hainz, Gurney, Tobin, Short, Kruschke, Bender, Bjerke

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) January 14, 2009

Drescher, Adelaide Jeanette (30 January 1927 - 11 January 2009)

Adelaide Drescher, 81, of Neillsville died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at Memorial Health and Rehabilitation Center in Neillsville.

Adelaide Farrand was born Jan. 30, 1927, in Madison, the daughter of Wallace and Margaret (Lowe) Farrand. After her father died, they moved to Neillsville, where she attended school and graduated from Neillsville High School.

She was united in marriage April 1, 1945, to Arthur F. Drescher, Jr. in Iowa. They farmed on the family farm located in the Town of Grant before moving into the city of Neillsville. Art and Adelaide had a cattle hauling business, along with a taxi business and she also assisted in her mother’s beauty shop. Over the years, Art worked for Standard Oil as an agent delivering petroleum products; Addie Jean was home raising their family along with running the business out of their home. In 1990, they retired, selling their business to their daughter and son-in-law. The business is still known as Drescher Oil today.

Addie Jean was a member of the United Methodist church.

She is survived by five daughters, Sheri L. Malloch of Neillsville, Linda (Terry) Cash of Camp Douglas, Margaret (Steve) Knoop of Neillsville, Martha Beyer of Richland Center and Marla (Joel) Raine of Neillsville. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Heather (Dennis) Eisenbarth, Deena Shiva, Richard (Rochelle) Hainz, Stephanie (Jeff) Gurney, Jeremy (Lacy) Knoop, Melanie Tobin, Jason (Hannah Short) Raine, Andrea (Rick Kruschke) Raine and Jessica (Jennifer Bender) Raine and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Art, in 2001; a son, William Trent; her parents; and a brother, William.

Funeral services for Adelaide will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at the United Methodist Church in Neillsville. Pastor Douglas Bjerke will officiate. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., Saturday at the United Methodist Church.

Casketbearers are Steve Knoop, Jeremy Knoop, Joel Raine, Jason Raine, Terry Cash and Richard Hainz.

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Adelaide’s family with funeral arrangements.



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