Mary A. Dreher-Lecher, 72


    Mary A. Dreher-Lecher, 72, of West Bend, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at her home.
    She was born on Aug. 27, 1937, in the town of Farm-ington, the daughter of the late John and Agatha (Wiedmeyer) Breit. On June 23, 1956, she married Merlin "Red" Dreher and later married John Lecher on March 17, 1984. John preceded Mary in death on March 20, 1996.
    Mary was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend. She was employed by Kohl’s in West Bend for 30 years and also known for the many years she waitressed at Angelo’s Hut and Dot’s Club. She was a proud member of the Red Hat Society and served as the Vice Queen of the Kewaskum Chapter. Mary served as president of the Bridgewood Condo Association and volunteered at the Beechwood Rest Home helping residents with social activities.
    She enjoyed classic country music, especially artists Alan Jackson and Danny O’Donnelle, playing sheephead, camping, cooking, canning, flower gardening, going to theater productions, attending school plays and spending time with her family.
    Those Mary leaves behind to cherish her memory include five children, Linda (Michael) Enright of Kewaskum, Michael (Dawn) Dreher of Wabeno, Carole Neitzel (special friend, Scott Roou) of Rhinelander, Randall (Wen-di) Dreher of Kewaskum and Shelly Lewis of Mayville; three brothers, Richard (Judy) Breit and Roger (Sharon) Breit both of West Bend and Dan (Debbie) Breit of Plymouth; three sisters, Dorothy Dyken of West Bend, Sandy Hansen of Kewaskum and Rosey Phoenix; 11 grandchildren, Corey (special friend, Angel), Jason (special friend, Jen), Brian "BJ", Jessica (Tony), Charlie, Danielle, Kasey (special friend, Josh), Cyle, Megan, Matt and Logan; three great-grandchildren, Ranen, Madison, Abigail and a fourth great-grandchild due July 7, 2010, other relatives and friends.
    In addition to her husband and her parents, Mary was preceded in death by two sisters, Agnes Fellenz and Joanne Kofler; an infant brother, John and a brother-in-law, Richard Dyken.
    A Mass of Christian burial for Mary will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend. Father Gerry Brittain will officiate and cremation will follow.
    Relatives and friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the time of Mass.
    The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Mary’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.