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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
Fax: 712-546-4710
Marcia Drefke

Marcia Mary Drefke (Meehan)

Monday, December 28th, 1942 - Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
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Marcia M. Drefke, 76, of Marcus, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, Iowa. Father Bill McCarthy will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at Holy Name Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at the Earnest – Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus. The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass on Monday.

Marcia Mary Drefke was born on December 28, 1942 in Sioux City, Iowa, the daughter of J. Andrew and M. Lenora (Snyder) Meehan. She attended Holy Name School in Marcus, Iowa, graduating in 1960.

On March 15, 1969, Marcia and Dean Drefke were united in marriage at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus. Along with being a homemaker and mother, Marcia worked as a bookkeeper at various businesses in Marcus.

She had a strong Christian faith and was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church. She served on the Ladies Guild and taught CCD. With her outgoing personality, Marcia volunteered with several groups and activities in Marcus. For many years she dedicated time to the Marcus Fair Board. She and Dean loved to dance, especially the Polka. Marcia enjoyed laughing and spending time with family and friends. She moved to Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen on August 18, 2016.

She will be greatly missed by her husband of 49 years, Dean Drefke of Marcus, IA; a daughter, Maureen Nissen and her husband, Larry of Moville, IA; a son, Dan Drefke of Ankeny, IA; two grandchildren, Jacqueline and Matthew Nissen of Moville, IA; a brother, Kenneth Meehan of West Des Moines, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marcia was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Dorothy “Marlene” Meehan; a brother, James Meehan; a sister-in-law, Loraine Meehan; a niece, Shelli Meehan; and a nephew, Robert Meehan.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home
    Address
    206 E. Pine
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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    The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass on Monday.
  • Service

    Monday, March 4th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Monday, March 4th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    Holy Name Catholic Church
    Address
    100 N. Elm Street
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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    Officiant
    Father Bill McCarthy
  • Interment

    Location
    Holy Name Cemetery
    Address
    Intersection of Highland Drive & Ames Avenue
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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  • Reception

    Location
    Holy Name Catholic Church
    Address
    100 N. Elm Street
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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steve and debbie puhrmann

Posted at 10:23pm
Dean and family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this most difficult time. Cherish all the memories of all the good times had together. May God bless all of you. Steve and Debbie Puhrmann
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Bob and Marilyn Gengler Oyens, Iowa

Posted at 10:39am
Dean and family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this most difficult time. Cherish all the memories of all the good times had together. Remember all the softball times , oh what fun was had by all. God will hold her in his loving hands until the time when you all will be together again. She was a special person who will be missed by all who knew her. May God bless all of you .
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Wayne &Judy Wittkop

Posted at 06:33pm
Dean and family our deepest sympathy in your loss of Marcia. We enjoyed her vibrant personality during those softball years.
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Dennis Platt

Posted at 10:53pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Deb & Denny Boots

Posted at 08:11pm
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