Farming Rural 01

Andy (Andrew) George Dressler

November 2, 1931 ~ June 6, 2022 (age 90)

Obituary

It is with great sadness that the family of Andy Dressler of Yorkton, formerly of Churchbridge, announce his passing June 6, 2022, at Regina General Hospital at the age of 90 years.

Andy was born on Nov. 2, 1931, to Ida (Phillips) and Phillip (PA) Dressler. A home delivery and, as the story goes, his dad thought it would be a good idea to attend Bill Dressler’s wedding.  His mother Ida did not think that was a good idea since she thought she was ready to deliver, which she did.

In addition to working on the family homestead farm, he also worked as a hired hand on the threshing crew at age 13. Andy married Irene Fatteicher Nov. 30, 1954. They met at dance where Irene broke the heel of her shoe and Andy stepped in to fix it. They danced through life for the next 66 years. Their marriage was blessed with three daughters: Debbie, Donna, and Shannon.  Andy continued farming and, in addition, worked at the Potash mine at Esterhazy for 25 years. Andy and Irene were partners in farming working in the field (with ‘his’ and ‘her’ equipment) and shared household duties. He was comfortable in the kitchen and will be remembered for his famous Jam Jam cookies and puffed wheat cake.

Irene and Andy moved to Yorkton in 2000. This allowed them to easily attend activities that their grandchildren Kristen and Ryan were in. They made regular trips to Calgary creating memories with their grandsons Michael and Braden. They had wonderful neighbors and friends on the farm and in Yorkton that they shared good memories with. Andy & Irene loved travelling which took them to Hawaii, Nashville, Mexico, and Las Vegas, and on several Caribbean cruises and a memorable Disney trip and cruise with the entire family.

 Andy loved old time music and was still dancing right up to New Years of 2021. Andy loved socializing and could strike up a conversation with anyone and anywhere, including strangers he met at the gas pump. The house was always filled with company to celebrate birthdays and he loved those big anniversary celebrations that included a dance. If you stayed up late Saturday night, you still had to be up early for church. He was always the last one in the car, which was odd given he lived with a household of women. We would be waiting for him, and he would be in the house looking in the mirror combing his hair and straightening his tie. He always wore a suit to church and was very particular about his appearance.  

Andy was very easy going and had a great sense of humour. He loved pulling pranks on Mom.

He was a kind, gentle soul. He had such a positive attitude.  In the past few years, every time we would call Dad and ask how he was, his answer was always the same “I’m good. I can’t complain.”

Thank you, Dad/Grandpa...for listening and caring, for giving and sharing, but, especially, for just being you!

Andy was predeceased by his wife Irene and daughter Shannon, parents Ida and Phillip, 2 brothers (Albert & Herbert) who died in infancy and sisters Alma, Lena, Natalie, Mary and Ruth. Andy leaves to mourn and cherish his life: daughters Debbie (Russ) Hanchuk and Donna (Graeme) Mund. Grandchildren:  Kristen Seipp (Quinn), Ryan Hanchuk (Morgan), Michael Mund (Kim) and Braden Mund. Great grandchildren: Camdyn and Parker Seipp. Brother-in-law Bill Ruecker; his nieces and nephews and many dear friends and relatives.

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 Tribute to Andy - By Donna


Services

Funeral Service (SK Time)
Saturday
June 18, 2022

2:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church
234 Independent Street
Yorkton, SK S3N 0S8

Video is available for this event


Interment

Churchbridge Town Cemetery
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Churchbridge, SK S0A 0M0

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Donations

Lutheran Hour Ministries
270 Lawrence Avenue, Kitchener ON N2M 1Y4
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Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation
2217C Hanselman Court, Saskatoon SK S7L 6A8
Tel: 1-306-244-6400

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