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Doris Dresner

In Loving Memory

Dresner, Doris Ann (nee Koch)

February 12, 1932 - June 28, 2023

Doris Ann (Koch) Dresner, 91, of Columbia, Missouri, entered the eternal joy of her Lord, peacefully at her home at Westbury Senior Living, on June 28, 2023. She was born to parents Alphonse R. Koch and Christine (Guelker) Koch, on February 12, 1932, in St. Louis, Missouri.

She graduated from Nerinx Hall High School in 1950.

Doris worked as a secretary at Monsanto Corporation, and at various locations in retail prior to that.

After 20 years of service, she retired from Monsanto Corporation in 1997.

Doris met Charles T. Dresner in 1952. They were married on September 26, 1953, in St. Louis Missouri. In 1954, she gave birth to Charles G. Dresner, who died shortly after delivery. In 1960, she gave birth to  Thomas G. (Tom) Dresner, now 63.

Doris is survived by her son Tom, his wife Jessie, and two grandchildren, Will and Emma Dresner, 22 and 21, respectively, as well as several nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her four siblings, Virginia Koch Hrubes, Rev. Donald J. Koch, Robert J. Koch, and Audrey Koch Mitchell.

The family has entrusted Kutis Funeral home with the arrangements. A funeral visitation is scheduled for August 5, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a 10:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at Seven Holy Founders Catholic Church, 6741 S Rock Hill Rd, Affton, MO 63123.  Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 6901 McKenzie Rd. Affton, MO, 63123.


9 thoughts on “Dresner, Doris Ann (nee Koch)”

  1. My deepest condolences! Doris was such a loving soul. She and her beloved husband Chuck had a twinkle in their eyes until the very end.

    I’m sad she is no longer with us, but happy she is with her beloved.

  2. We had so much fun together….great memories….I will miss talking to you but I know you are with the Lord….so, what could be better than that….I’ll be seeing you soon!!

  3. Beyond the body, beyond the sun and stars, past everything you see and yet somehow familiar is an arc of golden light that stretches as you look into a great and shining circle. And all the circle fills with light before your eyes. The edges of the circle disappear and what is in it is no longer contained at all. The light expands and covers everything, extending to infinity forever shining and with no break or limit anywhere. Within it everything is joined in perfect continuity. Nor is it possible to imagine that anything could be outside, for there is nowhere that this light is not.
    Leave the world of death behind, and return quietly to Heaven. There is nothing of value here, and everything of value there.

    This is the vision of the Son of God, whom you know well. Here is the sight of him who knows his Father. Here is the memory of what you are: a part of this, with all of it within, and joined to all as surely as all is joined in you.


  4. Tom,
    My heart goes with in this loss. This brings back lots of memories when you lost your dad years ago. We all know that life involves birth and death but when it actually happens it is most difficult. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children during this difficult time.

  5. Doris was a loving and dear friend. It was a joy to know her. My prayers are with Tom and family. I know that she is in heaven now and at peace.

  6. Dear Tom,

    My sympathies are with you and your family. Both your dad and mom gave us such joy in their friendship, kindness and love. The good times we had together as Monsanto employees kept us connected well after our retirement. Will miss your moms great energy and love for life.
    Ellen Madere

  7. Doris was part of our ladies group. We were a group of five women, Karen, Pat, Doris , Marilyn and me. We had lunch, went shopping, took trips together for years. We always had so much fun together and had so many wonderful adventures. Doris could tell a joke like no other.. She was a good cook and always willing to share her recipes. Doris will be missed but we know she is with Chuck and her family and with the Lord .
    And there is nothing better than that.

  8. I had been friends with Doris for almost 50 years. We through Chuck when I worked at Monsanto. So many wonderful memories at the Zoo, lunches, trips and exchanging stories about our children and grandchildren. Doris was a beautiful person inside and out, and always kept us laughing. I will miss being able to pick up the phone and talk with her. – Marilyn

    I have so many great memories of Doris. She was part of my childhood, teens, and adult life. I always remember her humor and laugh. She enjoyed life! I loved her style and energy. She was such a special person to me and my kids.


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