Mildred “Millie” A. Dreier, age 85, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Friday, June 16, 2023, at Bethesda Senior Living Care in Willmar, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be held Monday, June 26, 2023, 11:00 AM, at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe with interment at the Glencoe City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Monday, June 26, 2023, from 9:30-11:00 AM, one and a half hours prior to the service at the church.
Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association and the Royal Blessing Rescue. (Horse sanctuary – Citra, Florida)
Mildred “Millie” Anna Dreier was born on June 29, 1937, at home in rural New Auburn, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Rudolph and Gladys (Perry) Rettmann. Millie was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth both at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bismarck Township, Sibley County, Minnesota. She received her education in Gibbon and graduated with the Gibbon High School class of 1955. She continued her education and became a licensed practical nurse. In the 1980s, Millie went back to school at Normandale Community College and became a Registered Nurse.
Millie’s life was blessed with a son, Douglas “Doug” Knick. In 1958, Millie and her son, Doug, moved to Glencoe, Minnesota. She was later united in marriage to Roger Dreier on September 20, 2002, at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe. Millie and Roger made their home in Glencoe. The couple shared over 20 years of marriage.
Millie was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe. She was the president of the church council for many years. She was also involved with the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation.
Millie was employed as an LPN in Arlington, Minnesota. During that time, she became a certified EMT. Years later, she joined the team at Glencoe Regional Health Services as a Registered Nurse. She was employed there until her retirement.
Millie greatly enjoyed traveling the United States and internationally. She loved to crochet, read, put together puzzles, and play cards. Millie loved dancing and listening to music. Millie’s dogs were very important to her, and she enjoyed sitting outdoors and taking in the sights and the sounds of the birds. She truly cherished the time she spent with her family and her friends; especially her grandchildren by spoiling them every chance she got.
In the spring of 2019, Millie moved to Spicer to live with her son, Doug. When Millie needed assistance with her daily care, she moved to Bethesda Senior Living Care in Willmar, Minnesota. Millie passed away on Friday, June 16, 2023, at Bethesda Senior Living Care in Willmar at the age of 85 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Millie is survived by her:
Husband, Roger Dreier of Willmar, MN;
Son, Douglas “Doug” Knick, and his wife, Tammie, of Spicer, MN;
Granddaughters, Alexia Knick of Marshfield, WI, and Anikka Knick of Shakopee, MN;
Great-Granddaughter, Ella Forster;
Step-Daughters, Jodi Bailey and her husband, DuWayne, of Omro, WI, Amy Gunderson and her husband, Jeff, of Menomonee Falls, WI, Heidi Schneider and her husband, Brad, of Whitefish Bay, WI;
Step-Son, Scott Dreier and his wife, Jodi, of Menomonee Falls, WI;
Sisters, Viola Renner of Hutchinson, MN, Edna Knoll and her husband, Greg, of Foley, MN, Geraldine Trebelhorn of Winthrop, MN, and Jeanette Trantham of Hamburg, MN;
Many Nieces, Nephews, Other relatives, and Friends.
Millie was preceded in death by her Parents, Rudolph and Gladys Rettmann; Sister, Hazel Chycner and her husband, Richard; Brothers-in-law, Jerome Renner, Frederick Trebelhorn, and Bill Trantham.