Vern F. Dresch age 81 of Detroit Lakes, MN died April 30, 2014 at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND. Vern Francis Dresch was born on July 20, 1932 in Watertown, SD to Werner and Elizabeth Sturm Dresch. The family moved to Beardsley, MN when Vern was a young boy. He grew up and received his education there, graduating from Beardsley High School in 1950. On September 12, 1953 he was united in marriage to Shirley Schneider in Beardsley, MN. They made their home in Beardsley, where Vern owned and operated Dresch's Store. He also served as a volunteer firefighter for many years.He later worked as a butcher at Rixie's Red Owl in Graceville, MN until his retirement. Family was very important to Vern and he very much enjoyed time spent with them. Vern is survived by his wife Shirley; four sons, John Dresch, Mary Dresch, James (Debbie) Dresch; Joseph (Joel) Dresch; and Jerome (Dawn) Dresch; two daughters, Karen (Brian) Dresch; and Kathleen (David) Dresch-Hagen; fifteen grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Vern was preceded in death by his parents.