Mary S. Dreckman

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Mary S. Dreckman, age 71, of New Hampton died, Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City, IA surrounded by her family. Mary Suzanne Nosbisch was born on May 11, 1940 at Mission, Texas, the daughter of Joseph Edward Nosbisch Sr. and Sophia Rosella (Nathem) Nosbisch. She was baptized at St.’s Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Mission. At a very young age the family returned to the North Washington area. She attended and graduated from St. Mary’s School in North Washington in May of 1958. Mary received her First Holy Communion on May 11, 1947 and was confirmed in April of 1956. On November 22, 1958, Mary was united in marriage to Robert Dean Dreckman of rural Lawler at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Washington. Following their marriage the couple lived in Jacksonville Township in rural Lawler until moving to their present home in New Hampton on February 14, 1978. Mary was a home maker while her children were growing up. She was a Cub Scout den mother and a Junior Girl Scout leader for many years. She also volunteered at Head Start in Nashua for two years while her daughter, Stacie was a student there. In later years, Mary worked at Hardees, Kolby’s Dine and Stein, New Hampton Care Center and retired from Kwik Star in June of 2000. Mary and Robert became parents of six sons and five daughters. Mary enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, bowling and games with her grandchildren. Mary loved to cook, bake, especially trying new recipes, canning the family’s garden produce and work in the flower gardens. Her hobby was collecting cookbooks and recipes. Her children were the loves of Mary’s life. She enjoyed many special times spent with them and their sporting activities throughout the years. In later years she dearly loved the times spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mary and her husband loved to listen to old time music and enjoyed going to polka fests and dances just to listen to the music and visit with friends. Survivors include her husband Robert of 53 years of New Hampton; her children, Robert Dreckman, Jr. of New Hampton, Roger (Carla) Dreckman of Lawler, Richard (Mary) Dreckman of Waukon, Susan (Henry) Straight of Arthur, Russell (Pat) Dreckman of New Hampton, Raymond Dreckman of Protivin, Sharon (Richard) Zeien of New Hampton, Shirley (Chris) Brinkman of Manly, Ronald (Rhonda) Dreckman of New Hampton, Sara (Chris) Onken of New Hampton and Stacie Dreckman of New Hampton; 34 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth Nosbisch of Des Moines and Beverly Goebel of Reinbeck; one brother, Thomas (JoLene) Nosbisch of Des Moines; two sisters-in-law, Helen Nosbisch of Waterloo and Earlene Nosbisch of Reinbeck and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; Joseph Nosbisch Sr. on June 27, 1973 and Sophia Nosbisch on February 3, 1983: grandson, Jeffrey Robert Dreckman; brothers, RobertNosbisch, William Nosbisch, Richard “Tiny” Nosbisch and her twin brother, Joseph Nosbisch Jr.; in-laws Walter and Sylvia Dreckman, and brother-in-law, Raynold Goebel. Cemetery: Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at New Hampton. Memorials may be directed to the family. at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Center in New Hampton with Father Mark Osterhaus celebrating the mass.

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  1. To all of the Dreckman family, I am sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She was a great person. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Bob and Family,
    Our sympathy to all of the Dreckman family. Mary is now at peace and with our Savior. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Louise and Donn Harris

  3. Bob, Sharon, Sara and families, We wish to express our sincere sympathy to all of you and your families. Mary was a hard worker and a dedicated wife and mother. May she rest in peace. Mary B.

  4. Family of Mary Dreckman,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. Our prayer’s and thought’s are with you. Laryy & Doris Schmidt

  5. For the family of Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person and I will truely miss her. She never complained about any problem she had and ALWAYS had a smile. She was a wonderful person. 🙂

  6. Our sympathies to our family on the loss of Aunt Mary she was a kind and generous lady, bless you all.

  7. Our sympathy goes out to you Bob and all your family. She was a wonderful woman kept going no matter how her illness hindered her but now she is out of misery and is enjoying being in heaven with God and all her family and friends who went before her

  8. Please accept my condolsences. I have great memories of living across the street from your family and enjoyed lots of laughs!
    She was a wonderful person then and I can only imagine what she was like now!
    God Bless your family! She is in heaven watching over all of you now!

  9. Sharon and family, Mike and I are so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. It is so very hard to lose a parent. Those pictures and memories become so precious. Our heart goes out to you and your family.
    Mike and Joyce

  10. To the Dreckman and Nosbisch families, We are sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.


  11. We are sorry to hear of Mary’s death. She will be missed and we will keep you Bob and your family is our thoughts and prayers. With sympathy, Ginny and Stan Laures

  12. Bob and family,
    Our heartfelt condolensces go out to all of you. I will alwyas remember Mary for her smile when she would greet me through the years I worked at Fareway or if I’d see her on the street. Cherish your many memories and may she rest in peace.

  13. I have many memories of Mary, especially at family gatherings over the years. I will miss her dearly since she was the embodiment of kindness and family. I send my love and sympathy to those family members who are struggling with her loss, as well as prayers for all of us to be able to cope. I love you and will miss you greatly Aunt Mary. Rest in Peace and kick Gramps’ butt for me till I get there to join you.

  14. I have very fond memories of working with Mary at Hardees in New Hampton many years ago. You are all in my prayers especially during this difficult time. God bless you all.

  15. Sara & family
    Very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I had many memorials as a child at their home playing w/ sara. My deepest sympathy.

  16. Shirley and family you are all in my thoughts and prayers Mary was a very special lady, and I am so glad I was able to hopefully make her days enjoyable and easier for her. I know she will have her wings already so she can watch over her family and friends

  17. We are sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. May God give you the strength and peace you need.

  18. We send our sincere condolences to the whole family. She was an amazing woman with enough love and generosity to go around to everyone!!! Her suffering here on earth is over, but her angel will surround those who loved her for an eternity. The Dreckman family was lucky to have her. Fly with the angels dear Mary!!

  19. Sarah, Bob, Rich, Roger, Bob, and all of the Dreckman family–We extend our sympathy to all of you at this sad time. We hope memories of your mom/wife can bring you solace in the days ahead.

  20. So sorry for your loss….Mary was an amazing woman and will never be forgotten! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time!

  21. To Bob and the Dreckman families, We are sorry to hear of the passing of Mary. I have many good memories of Bob and Mary at my polka dances. She will be greatly missed. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Tim “The Music Man” and Cindy Howland Protivin, Iowa

  22. You all are in my prayers as you celebrate Mary’s life and commend her to God’s eternal care. May your memories give you joy and your faith peace.

  23. My thoughts and prayers go to the whole family. May she be forever in our hearts. With love and deepest sympathy.

  24. To all of the Dreckman Family-We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. God Bless you all.

  25. To the Dreckman family, sorry to hear about the passing of Mary. Hopefully you all will find peace in the days to come knowing that she is finally at peace too…thinking of all of you my sympathys to each and everyone.

  26. Our hearts are filled with sorrow for the Dreckman family. Memories included many games of cards played with my parents over the years. Always the best cook, Mary enjoyed sharing with others. With the holiday, we did not find out until today of Mary’s passing. Love always

  27. sharon and family, u have my sincere sympathy on the passing of your mother. keep all the wonderful memories close to heart and smile everytime u think of one. she will now be watching over u and everyone smiling down on u also.

  28. We give you our deepest sympathy for the loss of your wife and mother
    Draw strength from each other and the let the savior wrap his arms around you
    May you find peace with in the grief

  29. For the Dreckman Families-I’m so sorry for your loss of Mary. She was a “GREAT” person and I’ll miss her dearly. She was always there to talk to and help a person out. Always think of the great memories with her and keep them close to your hearts. All of yous are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless Yous Always.5

  30. So sorry to hear Mary passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time and in the months ahead.
    Todd, Andrea, Brendon, Paige, Kallie, McKenna, & Kenli Campbell

  31. Russell & family. Was sending condolences to family, checked obituaries and was saddened at Mary’s death. I know how much family means and how close you all are. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Russell, I miss our chats and friendship from the Heritage. God Bless You All. Deb

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