Charlie Dreher Will Be Remembered By Many

Posted: December 2, 2008 in Uncategorized

Courtesy of Terre Haute Tribune-Star:

Charles Edward “Chuck” Dreher, 78, of West Terre Haute, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, in Indianapolis. He was born on Nov. 30, 1930, in Terre Haute, to Charles Louis Dreher and Muriel Evelyn Dowell Dreher. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carole Nichols Dreher; three sons, Douglas Dreher and his wife Cheryl, Charles Eric Dreher and his wife Judy, all of West Terre Haute and Michael Dreher and his wife Darci of Covington; two daughters, Regina Foradori and her husband John of Terre Haute and Susan Paulin and her husband Jim of West Terre Haute; 14 grandchildren, Peter Morris and his wife Marcie of West Terre Haute, Amanda Woelfle and her husband Todd of Terre Haute, Sara Nickles and her husband Dusty, Charles Trevor Dreher, Clifford J. Paulin, Brittany Paulin, and Jenna Dreher, all of West Terre Haute, Angelica Foradori and Mario Foradori of Terre Haute, Dane Dreher, Colton Dreher, Tanner Dawson Dreher, Zachary Black, and Gabriel Dreher of Covington; three great-grandsons, Anthony Morris and Luke Morris of West Terre Haute and Gavin Woelfle of Terre Haute; three sisters, Betty Waldrop of Clinton, Mary Vrabic and her husband Donnie of Terre Haute and Pauline Kelsheimer of West Terre Haute; one uncle, William Dowell and his wife Wiladeen of West Terre Haute; two aunts, Audrey “Sis” Scott of Clinton and Doris Farmer of Terre Haute; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; a granddaughter, Jacki Dana Morris; and several aunts and uncles.Chuck worked as a production scheduling manager at Wabash Fibre Box Company in Terre Haute. He retired in 1993, and celebrated the event by taking his family to Disney World in Florida. He was a member of the St. Ann Roman Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 541. Chuck graduated from Fayette High School in 1948. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 through 1953, during which he was stationed in Germany. When he was younger, he played baseball and softball. He enjoyed working in his yard, traveling, spending time with his children, grandchildren, extended family and friends. He loved cheering on family at sports events such as softball, baseball, football, basketball, cross country, track, running events, and gymnastics. He volunteered at several events over the years at St. Ann, the K of C, and the former Schulte High School. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Ann Church, 1440 Locust St., in Terre Haute, with the Rev. Darvin Winters officiating. Entombment is in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation is 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 N. 3rd St., West Terre Haute, and also from 9:30 a.m. until service time in the Church on Thursday. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann Community Outreach Services, 1440 Locust Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and the church.

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