Mary S. Dreckman
May 11, 1940 ~ December 28, 2011
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.