Funeral services for Victor Dreyer, 88 of Lone Rock, were held Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Fenton. Burial was in Lotts Creek Cemetery in rural Lone Rock with military honors conducted by the Kerr-Hammerstrom Post #557 of Lone Rock.
Victor Louis Dreyer was born Aug. 16, 1931, to William Otto and Helena Bertha (Seegebarth) Dreyer. He attended Lotts Creek Lutheran School through eighth grade. He was confirmed at Lotts Creek Lutheran Church on March 25, 1945, and graduated from Lone Rock High School in 1949. He played basketball and baseball. He also was cheerleader. Vic said it was to go to other activities, but we are sure it was to get female attention. He excelled at baseball. He played Junior Legion Baseball and tried out for the Dodgers. His position was third base.
Vic and Jeanette met while roller skating in Algona in 1950. They were married on May 29, 1953, at the United Methodist Church in Wesley, Iowa. They left for Colorado Springs, Colo., after their wedding. Vic had joined the Army on Jan. 15, 1953. He was a PFC in the 39th Scout Dog Platoon under the 8th Army Division. His duties included patrolling the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea with his German Shepard, Smokey. The best Christmas for Vic and Jeanette was Dec. 24, 1954, when Vic was honorably discharged from the Army and came home from Hawaii. They attended a Scout Dog Platoon reunion every Labor Day weekend for 65 years.
Vic and Jeanette had three daughters: Vicki, Debbie and Cindy. He farmed for 10 years and then did many other jobs, working at Ken Krause Auto, Bob Mitchell Farm Mechanics, Faber Road Construction, seven years with ArtsWay Manufacturing and 31 years with Kossuth County. He did road maintenance and took pride in making his mowing the best. He was grateful for all the compliments over those many years.
Vic and Jeanette spent their fun time polka dancing, playing cards, camping at Dawsonís Campground and finally spending their winters in Arizona for 20 years. His dancing included three shirt changes to be fresh for each band set. Cards was much better when winning, but he played until Friday night, Sept. 6. While playing with friends, the men finally won!
Victor passed away on Sept. 11, 2019, at Mayo Health Center in Fairmont, Minn., at age 88. His wife and daughter Cindy were with him.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jeanette of Lone Rock; his two daughters, Vicki (John) Nyman of Tucson, Ariz.; and Cindy (Darrel) Uthof of Ponca, Neb.; and his five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, Leslie (Nyman) Potter and her children, Addison and Jackson; J.V. (Jennifer) Nyman and their children, Johnny and Cyndall; Russell (Vanessa) Nyman and their children, Isaiah, Jaiana and Peyton; Evan (Ashley) Uthof and their children, Emma, Landon and Gavin; and Tyler (Katie) Uthof and their children, Alex and Jase. He was proceeded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Gerald; his daughter, Debra Jean, in 1962; and his in-laws, Gilbert and Viola Hall.
Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com.