Clarence Drescher, 86, of Cambridge, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Marigold Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, in Galesburg. Cremation rites have been accorded and no services will be held. The family will have a private inurnment scheduled at a later date at Rosedale Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Cambridge Fire & Ambulance Service or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory, in Geneseo, is assisting with arrangements.
Clarence was born on Oct. 11, 1932, in Osco, the son of Fred and Bernice (Andrews) Drescher. 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, Iowa. 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 more than 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, of Washington, Iowa; and Regina Page, of Indianapolis, Ind.; three grandchildren; and 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.