Aleta Katheryn Dressel
Aleta Katheryn Dressel
  • July 11, 1918 - October 20, 2017
  • Fairview Heights, Illinois

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Aleta Katheryn Dressel, nee Evans, 99, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, was born on July 11, 1918 in rural O'Fallon, Illinois, and passed away on October 20, 2017 in Belleville, Illinois.
Aleta was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of O'Fallon, Illinois. She was also a member of the O'Fallon Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Aleta was a gracious and dignified woman who took tremendous pride in her family. She was a loving aunt who adored her nieces and nephews and was equally cherished by them. Her smile and giving spirit made their lives brighter. She will be missed by all who were fortunate to know her.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Lavern O. Dressel; her parents William Ralph and Katheryn, nee Bowler, Evans; her brother William Howard (Dorothy) Evans; her nieces and nephews Katheryn Evans, Grace (Gerold) Cherry, William Evans, and Richard Iberg; her parents-in-law Jacob and Martha, nee Hocher, Dressel; and her sisters-in-law Velma (Robert) Rochell, Marcella Weidler, and Arline (Harold) Smith.
Aleta is survived by her nieces and nephews Patricia (David) Freuler of Fairview Heights, Illinois, Linda Iberg of Highland, Illinois, Susan (Dennis) McClanahan of Highland, Illinois, Barbara Barbour of Oviedo, Florida, Kay (Tom) Wayne of Rockwall, Texas, Debra Evans of Fairview Heights, Illinois, and David Weidler of Mascoutah, Illinois; her great nieces and nephews Laura Iberg, Amy (Brian) Bombard, Teresa ( Matt) Hodges, Lauren Seidner (Mike Miner), Rachel Seidner, Jeffrey Freuler, Stephen (Erin) Freuler, Lee (Stacy) Zobrist, Robert Iberg, Bryan McClanahan, Scott Foppe, Michael (Connie) Battoe, and Patrick (Ashlynne) Battoe; her great-great nieces and nephews Cole, Alyssa, Tyler, Christopher, Nicholas, Cayden, Gabriel, Haley, and Jordan; her God child Patricia (Ron) Lehman; and her special friends Elaine Huschle, the Carley family and the Hill family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in O'Fallon, Illinois, Shriners Hospital, and SAVE. Other condolences may be offered online at
Visitation: Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Lake View Funeral Home in Fairview Heights, Illinois.
Funeral: Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Lake View Funeral Home in Fairview Heights, Illinois. Burial will be held privately.