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In Memoriam: Edward Drescher (July 4, 1931 – June 1, 2023)

Edward Drescher

Edward Anthony Drescher, 91, of Monitor, Oregon passed away June 1, 2023. Ed was born in Monitor to John and Theresa Drescher on July 4, 1931.

Ed served in the US Army & the Army Reserves until his discharge in 1961. He spent his life in Monitor working to continue the legacy of Drescher Farms.

He married Ruth Gamble on Feb. 20, 1960 and lived on the family farm in Monitor until the day of his death. Ed was a caring husband, father, and grandfather who raised cane berries and row crops with the help of his wife and sons during the early years of their marriage. 

Ed served 40 years on the Monitor Fire Department (1957-1998) as a firefighter, captain, and assistant chief, along with serving on other boards and committees in the area. 

He was an avid elk and deer hunter and an outstanding fisherman who enjoyed the outdoors while being surrounded by good friends and relatives. 

Ed was preceded in death by his siblings, Justine, Dorothy, Lawrence, Hub, John, Ann, Irene, Rita; his wife, Ruth; and his daughter, Rhonda. He is survived by his children, Ray (Karey), John, Gene, and Stephen; siblings, Clara, Fred and Margie; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren (and one on the way).

Rosary was held June 8 and Mass on June 9, both at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mount Angel.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or to the Mt. Angel Knights of Columbus.

Arrangements by Unger Funeral Chapel – Mount Angel.

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