Effingham Daily News
Michael Francis Dreslik, 65, of Neoga, formerly of Bronx, N.Y., passed away at 10:43 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in the Barnes-Jewish Hospital of St. Louis.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Neoga, with Fr. Robert DeGrand of Sigel and Sr. Pat Thies of Effingham officiating. The visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Swengel-O’Dell Funeral Home of Neoga, with a 6 p.m. rosary at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Neoga Memorial Cemetery of Neoga. Online condolences may be expressed at swengel-odell.com. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, or the ASPCA.
Michael was born Aug. 28, 1947, in Manhattan, N.Y., the son of Joseph and Sarah ( Labellarte ) Dreslik. He married Elizabeth Castro, May 18, 1968, in Bronx, N.Y. Michael was a member of the St. Mary of the Assumption Church of Neoga, and he was a plant manager for the Pyroferric International T. S. C. of Toledo.
Mr. Dreslik leaves his wife of 44 years, Elizabeth Dreslik of Neoga; two sons, Michael J. Dreslik of Urbana and Jason Dreslik of Charleston; one brother, Richard Dreslik and wife Mary Ellen of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; one sister, Julia Leone and husband Frank of Queens, N.Y.; seven nieces and nephews; several grand nieces and nephews.
Mr. Dreslik was preceded in death by his parents.