Hermine  Dreher


Hermine Dreher, 89, of West Terre Haute, passed away Feb. 8, 2019, in the home of her daughter, surrounded by her family.
She was born in Wittislingen, West Germany, on Nov. 8, 1929, to Josef Holzmann and Walburga Holzmann.
Hermine is survived by one brother, Josef (Sepp) Holzmann of West Germany; a sister-in-law, Doris A. Farmer; a son, Anton W. Dreher (wife, Pam); a daughter, Karen Susan Hargis (husband, William); grandchildren, Elizabeth L. Pointer (Brian), Andrew Dreher (Nichole), Gretchen A. Howard (Andrew) and Kimberly S. Wilson (Donald); great-grandchildren, Alyssa Marie Pointer (fiancé, Cade McDougal), Austin Pointer, Abigail Pointer, Allison Mae Parker (Luke), Gabriel Dreher, Zachary A. Howard, Joshua Howard, Cameron M. Wilson and Seth J. Wilson; great-great-grandchildren, Lily, Sophia and Madeline McDougal, and Hensley Parker; nephews, Marco Holzmann (wife, Karin) and Arno Holzmann, all of West Germany; and several nieces and nephews in the United States.
Hermine met the love of her life, Fred Dreher Jr., of West Terre Haute, during World War II in 1945 in Friedburg, West Germany. Hermine came to the United States on Nov. 23, 1947, at the age of 18, and they were married on Dec. 17, 1947.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Fred, who passed away on Aug. 12, 1994.
She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in rural West Terre Haute.
A private service will be held at Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 N. Third St., West Terre Haute, Indiana, with the Rev. Clark Cowden officiating; burial will be in Pleasantview Cemetery in Tecumseh, Indiana.
The family suggests, if friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church or VNA Hospice of the Wabash Valley. Online condolences may be made at:
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