Bernice Dressler

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Bernice G. Dressler, nee Bauer, 95, of Belleville, IL, born September 5, 1924, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, April 12, 2020, at the Dammert Geriatric Center, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Dressler worked as a computer operator for Commercial Transport for over 50 years before her retirement. She loved the St. Louis Cardinals, and loved to cheer them on at the stadium and at home.  If she wasn’t cheering on the Cardinals, you could find her supporting her grandchildren at one of their many events. She adored her family and was so proud of them all. Her children and her grandchildren were her greatest joys in life. Bernice enjoyed playing games with her family and her friends at the Shrine.  She was famous for her apple pies, holiday sugar cookies, and potato salad. She was a devout Catholic who loved the Lord and was ready for her reunion with her dear husband, Marvin. Her memory will live on through all of those that loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Marvin Dressler, whom she married on February 15, 1944, and who died on April 8, 1978; her parents, Charles and Laura, nee Stauder, Bauer; and two sisters, Sally (Glenn) Barthelme and Vera White.

Surviving are a son, David (Pamela) Dressler of Signal Hill, CA;
a daughter, Mary Harries of Millstadt, IL;
four grandchildren, Stephanie (Chris) Adams, Derek (Rozzie Churnovich) Dressler, Natalie (Bill) Bullock, and Shannon (Bryan) Weaver;
14 great-grandchildren, Adam (Courtney) Schulz, Jordan (Kaitlin) Schulz, Meaghan Schulz, Kyleigh Schulz, Justin (Megan) Dressler, Brandon (Alyssa Pena) Dressler, Jalen Dressler, Jackson Dressler, Tommy Bullock, Matty Bullock, Sammy Bullock, Logan Weaver, Aubrey Weaver, and Ella Weaver;
four great-great-grandchildren, Andrew Schulz, Vera Schulz, Gabriel Dressler, and Baby Girl Dressler, arriving this summer;
a sister, Ida (Joseph) Glauber of Belleville, IL;
numerous nieces and nephews;
and dear friends including Jeanine Dressler and Mary Ellen Timmerman.

Memorials may be made directly to Hospice of Southern Illinois, or in the form of Catholic Masses. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

 Funeral: A private family service will be held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.


9 Comments on Bernice Dressler

Trina Higginbottom said : Guest Report Mar 30, 2024 at 9:43 PM

Very sorry that I am just finding out that Ber has passed away. I worked with Ber at Commercial Transport for many years. She was one of kind, a beautiful woman inside and out and celebrating in heaven now.

  • Fenton
  • Mo
Kathy Tiedemann said : Guest Report Apr 22, 2020 at 7:18 AM

Mary, Shannon and Family, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Bernice. She was such a beautiful lady and had such a love of life. Keep your memories alive and she will always be with you!!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Leah and Larry Clubb said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2020 at 10:14 AM

I have so many wonderful memories of Ber. She was a very special lady. You all will be in our prayers during this difficult time.

  • Columbia
  • IL
Mary Pasbrig said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2020 at 4:35 AM

To the family of Bernice Dressler: I would like to express my sincerest condolences, and that of my mother's (Virginia Berkel) to all of you on the loss of Bernice. Mom and I were fortunate to have met her at the Esquiline where my mother is a resident. Mom and I had many lunches with Bernice and Mary Ellen always enjoyed their company. May the Lord's blessings be with all of you.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Kathy Sliment said : Guest Report Apr 15, 2020 at 8:04 PM

Our sympathy and prayers go out to the family as they navigate this loss coupled with self quarantine. May you find peace and wonderful memories of this lovely lady.

  • Newburgh
  • IN
Kim Pietro said : Guest Report Apr 15, 2020 at 7:40 PM

Sharing in your sadness as you mourn the loss of a beautiful soul. I have many fond memories of Ber. She was an amazing woman, godmother and true friend to my mom. She will be truly missed.

  • Wildwood
  • MO
Sandy Conrad said : Guest Report Apr 15, 2020 at 7:23 PM

What a beautiful, genuine, kind, giving woman Ber was. My most treasured memories will be whiling the night away playing Pinocle with her and her two sisters, Sal and Miss Ida. Oh how we laughed, argued and listened to each other’s life stories not to mention maybe making a cool $1.25 at nights end. So happy that I got to visit with her over the Thanksgiving holiday. I will truly miss you dear Ber! My deepest condolences to you and yours Mary.

  • Royalton
  • VT
Cindy Harries said : Guest Report Apr 15, 2020 at 9:01 AM

I am blessed to have been a part of Bernice’s life. The moments we shared will forever be with me- the joy and laughter are immeasurable! Rest In Peace dear Bernice-

  • Kansas City
  • Missouri
Dawn Glauber said : Guest Report Apr 14, 2020 at 9:29 PM

Aunt Ber was one of the sweetest and we are all lucky to have had her in our lives. I believe that she is playing cards now with Aunt Sal and my Dad. ?

  • Reno
  • NV

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