Ruth V. Dreier age 84, of Redwood Falls, passed away at the Renvilla Care Center in Renville, Minnesota on Friday, August 7, 2020. A Private Family Memorial will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church of Redwood Falls, with burial to follow at the Redwood Falls Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls. Ruth Verna Dreier, the daughter of Edwin Otto and Alice Lena (Ruemke) Wandersee was born on October 15, 1935. She graduated from St. Paul’s Lutheran School in New Ulm, Minnesota in 1953. After graduation she attended nursing school in Rochester, Minnesota. She married the love of her life, Lee Von Dreier on June 11, 1955 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm, Minnesota. The couple lived in Gaylord, Minnesota, for a short time, moving to Mankato in 1958 and finally to Redwood Falls in 1960. To this union three children were born, Randy Lee Dreier, Michael Wayne Dreier and Pamela Jo (Dreier) Schweiss. Ruth retired from nursing at the Redwood Falls City Hospital in 1995. Ruth enjoyed crafting, painting, reading, her flower gardens, motorcycling and traveling. She enjoyed going for rides in the car and most of all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ruth is survived by her children, Randy Lee Dreier of Gibbon, Minnesota, Michael Wayne (Sue Thein) Dreier of Renville, Minnesota and Pamela Jo (John Jensen) Schweiss of Franklin, Minnesota. Grandchildren-Heather (Matt Olson) Schweiss, Dustin Schweiss, Danica Schweiss. Great Grandchildren-Aaliyah Schweiss, Lincoln Olson, Hayden McClearly. Brother, Robert (Janet) Wandersee, of Kyle, Texas, DeLloyd (Leona) of Steward, Minnesota and several nieces and nephews. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Alice Wandersee and her husband, Lee, her sister, Marion Klaseus, brothers-in-law, Hilary Dreier, Erlin Dreier and sister in law, Joanne Dreier.