Clarence F. Drescher, 86, of Cambridge, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Marigold Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Galesburg, IL. Cremation rites have been accorded; no services will be held. The family will have a private inurnment that will be scheduled for a later date at Rosedale Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Cambridge Fire & Ambulance Service and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Geneseo Chapel will be assisting with arrangements.
Clarence was born on October 11, 1932, the son of Fred and Bernice (Andrews) Drescher, in Osco, IL. He married Lauretta J. Swanson on May 6, 1951, in Geneseo. Clarence had been a mechanic at the former Drescher Pontiac car dealership, in Cambridge, as well as managed the Community Lanes, for several years. And then, for 26 years, he was a crop adjuster for Rain & Hail Insurance Company in Johnston, IA. He was a member of Orion Christian Church and was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge in Cambridge. He was a volunteer for over 30 years at the Cambridge Fire Department. Clarence was an avid woodworker.
Those left to cherish his memory is his wife of 68 years, Lauretta; daughters, Denise (Jeff) Adkison, Washington, IA, Regina Page, Indianapolis, IN; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Bernice, two brothers, Bill and Jim, and two sisters, Gretchen and Dora.