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Mary Jane Drees

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Mary Jane Drees, 83, of Carroll, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by her family on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll with Father Merlin Schrad as celebrant. Catholic Daughters of the Americas will form an honor guard. Lector will be Kenny Snyder. Gift bearers will be Stacie Tonniges and Stephanie Hausman. Casket bearers will be Josh Snyder, Justin Daisy, Clay Daisy, Wyatt Daisy, Kate Lohff, Krista Lohff, Brookelyn Bender, Domonik Markham and Seth Beberniss. Burial will be at Holy Family Cemetery near Lidderdale.

Visitations will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Spirit Church.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for the family at

Mary Jane was born to Clark and Dorothy (Schwearing) Wood on Oct. 7, 1938, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School and was married to Raymond Edward Drees on Jan. 24, 1959, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Fort Dodge. The couple lived on a farm near Lidderdale for many years. Mary Jane was a member of Holy Spirit Parish and Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She worked at New Hope Village in the activity department, owned and operated Mary Jane’s Ceramics and worked 25 plus years at Walmart in the fabric department, as a cashier and as a greeter.

Mary Jane enjoyed finding treasures at garage sales or New Hope Bargain Store, traveling with her husband, playing cards with her two card groups, sewing, cooking, baking and going gambling, but, most importantly, spending time with her five children, 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many friends.

Mary Jane is survived by her children: Nancy Snyder (Kenny) of Carroll, Iowa, Becky Lohff of Carroll, Tim Drees of Carroll, Barbara Daisy of Carroll and Cindy Drees of Denison, Iowa; 11 grandchildren: Josh Snyder, Stacie Tonniges (Matt), Stephanie Hausman (Jess), Katelyn Lohff, Krista Lohff, Brookelyn Bender, Justin Daisy, Clay Daisy, Wyatt Daisy, Seth Beberniss and Domonik Markham; great-grandchildren: Kenya Prescott, Easten Snyder, Hunter Tonniges, Fischer Tonniges, Emery Snyder and Leon Drees; sisters: Sharon Kolacia (John) of Fort Dodge and Betty Berning of Fort Dodge; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Dorothy and Clark Wood; her husband: Raymond Drees; daughter Lori: son in-law Don Daisy: and brother Ray Wood.

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