Timothy Leo Dreckman was born April 4, 1954, in Le Mars, the son of Vincent and Leota (Rolfes) Dreckman. He grew up on a farm just north of Le Mars and graduated from Gehlen Catholic High School in 1973. Tim married Barbara Kellen on Sept. 6, 1975, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. Tim and Barb farmed for more than 25 years in the Le Mars area. Tim loved to farm and while still farming in recent years, he was also employed as a plant manager with Tritz Pallet in Le Mars.
He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Struble and the Knights of Columbus (Trinity Council #1466) in Le Mars.
Tim loved his family and his grandchildren. He enjoyed farming, golfing in his free time and loved being with his friends.
Survivors include his wife Barb of rural Le Mars; six children: Nichole Porter and her husband, Lee of Missouri Valley, Bryan Dreckman and Bradley Dreckman, both of rural Le Mars, Curtis Dreckman and his girlfriend, Andrea Hansohn of Le Mars, Clinton Dreckman and his wife Stefanie of Le Mars, and Alyssa Dreckman of Le Mars; two granddaughters Victoria "Tori" and Alivia "Ali" Porter, and a grandchild on the way, soon to be born to Clint and Stefanie. Also surviving are seven sisters and brothers: Patricia Henrich of Hooper, Neb., Faye Ringler and her friend Bill Hogan of Las Vegas, Nev., Ronald Dreckman and his wife Sheila of Potosie, Wis., Victoria Hentges and her husband Dave of South Venice, Fla., Theodore "Ted" Dreckman and his wife Linda of rural Le Mars, Michael Dreckman and his wife Mary Kay of Le Mars, and Ann Reising and her husband Ed of Dakota City, Neb.; father-in-law and mother-in-law Le Roy and Viola Kellen of Le Mars; and many, many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister Debra Gergen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Daniel Greving officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars.
Visitation at St. Joseph's Church in Le Mars will be after 3 p.m. today (Monday). There will be a parish rosary at 4 p.m., a Scriptural wake service at 7 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus rosary at 8 p.m., all at the church on Monday. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral on Tuesday. Arrangements are being handled by the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.