Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
Mark "Duke" Droesch, 90, Maria Stein, died at 7 p.m. July 7, 2013, at his home.
He was born June 3, 1923, in Maria Stein, to Augustus and Catherine Vondrel Droesch.
He is survived by his special friend, Sue Meiring of Maria Stein; a sister, Ruth Mueller of Maria Stein; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by brother and sisters, Robert Droesch, Dorothy Homan, Elenore Fortman and Hilda Schmitz.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Fort Recovery and Maria Stein American Legion posts. He worked at Matt Schwieterman Construction Inc. for more than 40 years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Maria Stein, the Rev. Gene Schnipke celebrant.
Calling is 10-10:45 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, with full military honors.
Memorials may be given to AMVETS.
Condolences may be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.