Antique Vintage 15

Robert L Dressen

January 19, 1931 ~ March 29, 2022 (age 91)


Robert L. Dressen, 91, of Litchfield, IL, passed away March 29, 2022 at 3:10 P.M. at the Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care in Litchfield, IL.

He was born at his family’s home on January 19, 1931 in Decatur, IL, a son of the late Harry Edward and Dora (Linthicum) Dressen.

Robert married Jean Caroline Laws on December 29, 1950 in Hillsboro, IL, and she preceded him in death on February 8, 1994.

He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Koren War from 1951 until 1953.

Mr. Dressen was a telegraph operator for the Walbash Railroad and later a truck driver for Brunton Schmidt and Buske Trucking formerly in Litchfield, IL

Robert was very active in sports playing football, basketball, and track in for the Litchfield Panthers and graduated with the class of 1949. He was also a long time member of the Moose Lodge in Litchfield, IL. Robert was always stating that he was the “luckiest man” in the world, for having all the loving people in his life. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

He is survived his children,

Nancy Dressen-Krefft, husband, Donald of Litchfield, IL, Dr. Frederick Joseph Dressen, wife Joni, of Riverton, Utah, Lisbeth Ann Klaustermeier, husband, James “Jim” of Benld, IL, Douglas James Dressen, wife Karyl of Coffeen, IL  and Caroline Neta Thompson, husband Gary of Madison, WI

Grandchildren, Laura Hall, Gregory & Paul Dressen, Jill Delgado, Dustin Krefft, Brad Klaustermeier

15 great-grandchildren

Sister-in-law, Carol Dressen of Decatur, IL

He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Harry Edward Dressen, Jr., Mary Dressen, Clementine Frick, Grace Melton, and William Dressen; Brother-in-law, Louis Frick & Jim Melton; grandson, Jimmy Dressen & Jeff Klaustermeier & great-grandson, Deacon Krefft.

Litchfield Family Funeral Service is honored to serve the family.

Celebration of Life will be held Monday, June 6, 2022 at 10:30 A.M. at Litchfield Family Funeral Service in Litchfield, IL. Pastor Cynthia Munker, minister of Mt. Zion Church in Litchfield, IL and Mrs. Lynne Taylor will co-celebrate the life of Mr. Dressen. Inurnment will take place at the Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield, IL. Visitation will be held Sunday, June 5, from 4:00 until 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Adopt-A-Pet Shelter in Benld, IL, Litchfield Library or Hearts United, both in Litchfield.

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June 5, 2022

4:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Litchfield Family Funeral Service (Litchfield)
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Celebration of Life
June 6, 2022

10:30 AM
Litchfield Family Funeral Service (Litchfield)
Guaranteed delivery before the Celebration of Life begins

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