Lester Dreher

Birth: Dec. 5, 1917
Grace City
Foster County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 2009
Cass County
North Dakota, USA
The Jamestown Sun
Jamestown, North Dakota
January 02 2010
Lester Dreher, 92, Carrington, N.D., formerly McHenry, N.D., died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at MeritCare Hospital, Fargo, N.D.
Mr. Dreher was born Dec. 5, 1917, at Grace City, N.D., the son of Fred and Millie (Mitchel) Dreher. He attended school through the ninth grade in Juanita, N.D. He then worked on the family farm and for neighboring farmers. He married Margaret Gluesing on Feb. 14, 1941, in McHenry. He entered the U.S. Army in October 1942 and served in the European Theatre during World War II. He served in Africa, Tunisia, Sicily, Italy, France and Germany. He was honorably discharged in October 1945. He returned to McHenry and farmed until he retired in 1997. They moved to Poplar Court in Carrington, N.D. in 2008. He was a member of the Carl Bostrom American Legion Post #160, McHenry, for more than 50 years. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and staying at his cabin in Waterhen, Canada.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Carolyn Bakke, Binford, N.D.; a son, Doug (Anne), Devils Lake, N.D.; two sisters, Bernadine LaMert, California, and Elda (LaVern) Ehnes, Colorado; three grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Raymond, Glenn, and Walter; a sister, Mae Merrick; and a son-in-law, Jim Bakke.

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