Robert Dean Dreckman Sr.

robert dreckman sr.
Robert Dean Dreckman Sr., age 78, of New Hampton, IA, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, IA. Robert Dean Dreckman was born on August 20, 1937 in Ottumwa, Iowa. In August of the same year he was adopted by Walter Lavern and Sylvia Rosella (Uglum) Dreckman of rural Lawler, IA. He was baptized at Crane Creek Lutheran Church in rural Lawler in 1937 and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Saude, IA. He attended country grade schools in Howard and Chickasaw counties and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1955. On November 22, 1958 Bob was united in marriage to Mary Suzanne Nosbisch at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Washington, IA. In 1969 he joined the Catholic faith at Assumption Catholic Church in Little Turkey, IA with Father Karel officiating. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Reilly Ridge rural Lawler. After their marriage the couple lived on the Uglum farm in Jacksonville Township of rural Lawler and farmed with his father for 20 years until they moved to their present home in New Hampton on February 14, 1978 where they lived ever since. They then became members of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Robert also drove truck for Lee Trucking of Saude, Vern Weideman Trucking of Cresco, IA, Cletus Johnson Trucking of Alta Vista, IA, Hill Trucking of New Hampton, Platte’s Trucking and Seegers Trucking both of Denver, IA, B&P Silo Company in New Hampton and retired from Croell Redi Mix of Sumner and New Hampton in August 2001. Robert is survived by his 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; 37 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Elizabeth Nosbisch of Des Moines, IA, Beverly Goebel of Reinbeck, IA, and Helen Nosbisch of Waterloo and Earlene Nosbisch of Reinbeck: and brother-in-law Thomas (JoLene) Nosbisch of Des Moines, IA. Robert is preceded in death by his father Walter L. Dreckman on November 7, 1986 and Sylvia R. Dreckman on August 13, 1992 ; his wife Mary on December 28, 2011; grandson Jeffrey Robert Dreckman on September 26, 1991; brothers-in-law Joseph Nosbisch, William Nosbisch, Richard “Tiny” Nosbisch, Robert Nosbisch, and Raynold Goebel.

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  1. The family of Robert Dreckman, sending our deepest heartfelt sympathy and letting you know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Hold your memories close, they can never be taken from you. God Bless you all.

  2. My sympathy to the entire Dreckman Family on the passing of your father and grandfather.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with Robert’s children, from the Thompson and Pitzenberger families.

  4. Shirley, Sharon and the rest of the Dreckman families…..deepest sympathy and thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your parents were always so nice. I remember one time your dad yelled at me, “if you are here you are one of the kids ~ so I can yell at you” 🙂 They will be missed and remembered forever.

  5. Stacie, Carter, and family, so very sorry for the loss of your dad and grandfather. I know he meant the world to you. I don’t know who said this, but this brought me comfort when I lost my mom. “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure”. Praying for God’s comfort in the coming days ahead.
    Dori Myers and family

  6. To the Dreckman Family (Russell), Prayers for your Family for Strength & Peace during this time of loss. Time passes in the “Blink of an Eye.” When I lost my Parents, seemed like yesterday that I was a kid, we were all together & Life was simple. It is one of the hardest things to do, bury your Parents. Find Peace knowing they are reunited in Heaven. Mary was waiting for him & they are free of pain & worry. God Bless You All, Deb (Vorwald) Morrison

  7. To the Dreckman Family, so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Theres no more suffering , and now he’s reunited with Mary! Thinking of you all. Take care, Leo and Bev

  8. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Robert. He was a great guy and we always enjoyed giving each other a bad time out at Klunder’s. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

  9. Thoughts and prayers to the Dreckman family. Bob was a crazy, fun-loving guy. He used to give me CRAP every time he’d walk into Fareway when I was working. He always had something witty to share. He loved to tease around. His great sense of humor and gift of conversation will always be remembered. He is with his beloved wife now and may all your memories help ease the pain. I had to say goodbye to my dad just a couple months ago. It’s not easy but they are in a better place enjoying eternity. RIP Bob.


  11. My deepest sympathy is with all you. And I pray that your pain will slowly go away and the memories of good times and laughter will soon fill your head. I know your Mother and my folks( Bev an Fran Drewelow) are happy to see him and able to start playing cards, again. Karen Peine-Kane

  12. To all the Dreckman family: You have my sympathy in the loss of your father. It is very difficult to now have lost both of your parents. My prayers.

  13. You have my deepest sympathy and m y thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Every time that I saw your Dad, he gave me crap about teaching Stacie to talk! Both he and Mary were great volunteers for the Head Start Program and I appreciated their help so much. Now they are together again. May your memories bring you peace at this difficult time. “God is generous in His giving, give Him now the soul that’s fled. Bless with strength the living , rest eternally the dead.”

  14. Our sympathy & prayers are with all of you. We go “way” back with your dad. He certainly had a great gift of gab and a wonderful sense of humor. Enjoy your memories. Duane & Pat Lynch

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