Friday, March 8, 2013

Elaine C. (Jordan) Dresen

Elaine Catherine Dresen, age 86, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2013, at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center.  She was born in Racine on February 17, 1927, daughter of the late Gail and Elizabeth (Nee: Frank) Jordan.

Elaine graduated from Washington Park High School.  On July 3, 1948, she was united in marriage to Ervin L. Dresen, who preceded her in death on September 30, 1995.  She was employed by Robert Hall Clothing Store, St. Rose School Cafeteria, St. Mary’s Hospital and last employed by St. Mary’s Medical Center.  Elaine was a longtime member of St. Rose Catholic Church.  She was a fan and collector of Betty Boop memorabilia.  She also enjoyed playing bingo, card games and board games.  Elaine was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be sadly missed.

Surviving are three sons, Doug (Sharon) Dresen, David (Nancy) Dresen and Mark (Debra) Dresen; six  grandchildren, Scott Dresen, Jodi (Bob) Woodward, Jenny Dresen (Matt Zamecnik), Matthew, Daniel and Holly Dresen; six great-grandchildren, Emma, Sara, Toby, Kylie, Kellan and Quinton; brothers-in-law, Jim Tulloch and Don Snyder.  In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by three  sisters, Lois (Bob) Hoar, Shirley Tulloch and Jean Snyder.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 6 p.m. with Rev. Antony Thomas officiating.Private interment will be held at Graceland Cemetery. Relatives and friends are welcome to meet with family on Tuesday at 4 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m.

A very special thank you Dr. Mark DeCheck for his many years of exceptional care and the 3rd floor staff at Wheaton Franciscan for their loving and compassionate care.

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