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.
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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.