She was born February 12, 1931, in Grand Haven to Erwin and Hazel (Beebe) Bunchkowski, and she married John Dreese Jr. on July 16, 1949 in Grand Haven. He preceded her in death on January 9, 1989.
Erma loved to make people happy and laugh. She was a wonderful cook, baker and knitter.
She is lovingly remembered by four daughters: Betty (David) Brown of Spring Lake, Pat (Roger) Holzinger of Grand Haven, Nancy (Don) Mastenbrook of North Muskegon, Suzi (Fred) Hemmeke of Grand Haven; nine grandchildren: Adam Brown, Kristie (Ben) Mills, Greg (Sharon) Holzinger, Tim Mastenbrook, Heather Mastenbrook, Eric Mastenbrook, Jaxi Holzinger, Ryan Holzinger and Kurtis Holzinger; 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, James Edward Dreese; two grandsons, David Bryan Brown and Bradley Joseph Holzinger; her brother, Erwin Bunchkowski Jr.; and great-granddaughter, Avery Holzinger.
A private family service will be held. Memorial contributions to Sanctuary at the Shore are appreciated. The family would like to thank the staff at Sanctuary at the Shore for the love and care given to Erma.
Share memories with the family at their online guest book at www.sytsemafh.com.