George Dresow


George Dresow George Dresow age 86 of Redwood Falls passed away Monday, January 4, 2016 at Sunwood Good Samaritan Care Center. Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 7 at First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church. Private family burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Lucan at a later date. Online condolences may be sent at Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.

George Dresow was born November 20, 1929 on the family farm in Granite Rock Township, Minnesota to Cornelius and Annie (Raveling) Dresow.  He was baptized November 22, 1929 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lucan and confirmed June 11, 1944 at St. John Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls.  George attended country schools in Redwood County. On February 15, 1950, George married Alice Christensen at the Methodist Church in Redwood Falls. They farmed in the Belview and Redwood Falls area. George retired in 1992 and they moved into Redwood Falls in 1997. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served as a trustee, on the finance committee, and as an usher. George also served on the Redwood Elevator Board for 13 years. He enjoyed farming, hunting, family reunions, and visiting with relatives.

George is survived by his children: Sandra (Dale) Davis of Wabasso, Gerald (Karen Kiser) Dresow of Chanhassen, Alan (Sherry Olson) Dresow of St. Cloud, Jeffry (Joan) Dresow of New Prague; grandsons: Mark Davis, Brian (Kristine) Davis, Jason (Mallory) Dresow, Samual Dresow (fiancée Samantha Brine), and Benjamin Dresow; great grandson Luke Dresow; sister Elaine Meyer of South St. Paul; sister-in-law Phyllis Dresow of Northfield; brother-in-law Arden Busack of Echo; special nephew Leo Surprenant; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Alice, and siblings: Etta Hansen, Bertha Manguson-Rolland, Augusta Surprenant, Esther Kormann, John Dresow, Lawrence Dresow, Clarence Dresow, Doris Meyer, and Pernell Busack.


  1. Gayle Howard-Rolli (Busack) says

    Our sincere sympathies to my cousins Sandra, Gerald, Al, Jeff and their families at the loss of their father. So very sorry to hear of Uncle George’s passing – he is now at peace. Gayle

  2. Bev Hutchinson says

    Sandra, Jerry, Alan, Jeff and family, we are very sorry to hear of Uncle George’s passing. Always loved his friendly smile and visiting with him. Also enjoyed playing cards with your folks when they moved to Redwood Falls and we’d visit. I have many fond memories of our times on the farm as well and at church and our stops at G’ma Christensen’s home after church. You are in our thoughts and prayers today and in the coming days. We will plan to see you on Thursday if the weather holds. Sincerely, Dan and Bev Hutchinson

  3. Amy and Gary Busack says

    Our condolences to George’s immediate family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you recover from the sadness of his passing. We remember fondly his big smile and strong voice when we would get together for birthday’s, reunions and summer events. He will be missed by all of us who were related to him or befriended him. Rest in Peace, Uncle George.

  4. Dale and Cindy Christensen says

    Our sympathies are with you and your families. Sandy, Jerry, Al and Jeff, we are very sorry to hear your Dad has passed on. I remember happily all the times at your home (our favorite place to go, if we were ever given the choice BTW), and the all the mischief we’d get into. Your Dad was always there trying to make sure we didn’t hurt ourselves, or break something. He’d try to sound tough, but he always had a bit of a smile behind it. I’m sorry we will miss the service, but we will be thinking of you and your families. Sincerely, Dale and Cindy Christensen

  5. Tom and Sandy Christensen says

    We would like to extend our condolences to the entire family on the passing of your dad. We so enjoyed the Christmas card photo with the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Joe and Carol Lambrecht says

    To Jeff and family

    We are sorry about your loss…it is the hardest part in one’s life to have to say good bye to a loved one no matter what. Nobody is ever ready.
    We are sending you our condolences, thoughts and prayers…..Your Father raised you right.
    So sorry

  7. Maynard and Ruth Hansen says

    Our most sincere sympathy to Sandra, Dale, Al, Jeff and the extended family on the passing of Uncle George. We are sorry for your loss but comforted to know that he is with the Lord and his beloved Alice once again. Uncle George was a fine man in every sense of the word. We know he will be greatly missed and we pray that you are comforted by the many precious memories each of you hold in your heart. Our intention was to travel to Redwood Falls to bid farewell to Uncle George, but bad weather in Iowa has kept us at home. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Gloria (Meyer) Fenger says

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember childhood trips to visit your happy home. I hope the pain of this loss is soon overshadowed by memories that last forever.


    Our sincerely sympathy to all of the family of George.

  10. Pam (Husby) Carlson says

    My sympathy to George Dresow’s family. We were neighbors for many years. I remember riding our bikes down to your farm or visa versa. What good times we had. It brings back a lot of memories. May the beautiful memories that fill your heart help to bring you comfort.

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