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NEUMAN DREGER, Mildred Irene

August 27, 1923 — June 22, 2019

Mildred Irene Neuman Dreger went to be with her Lord on June 22, 2019. She was born to Emmanuel and Rosa Weisser in Camrose, AB on August 27, 1923. She was predeceased by her first husband, Reinhard Neuman in 1982, and her second husband, Norman Dreger, in 2009, as well as all but one of her siblings.

“Reilly” and Mildred were married in 1942 and raised 5 children as they ministered in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nigeria (Africa), and Kelowna. When Reilly passed away, mom remained in Kelowna for 4 years before she re-connected with another pastor, Norman, whose wife had passed away. They were married in 1987, together they lived and ministered in Alberta and Kelowna. They moved into Sandalwood in 2006 where they made friends and enjoyed having their meals provided! Mom remained there until early June. She spent her last two weeks in Hospice. Mom will be missed by her sister, Phyllis of Camrose, her 5 children and their families, and her 4 stepchildren and their families. She was blessed to be “Grandma” to 22 and “Great Grandma” to 30! We are grateful for her life and thankful that she is now at rest with Jesus.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Missions www.trinitychurchkelowna.ca/missions.

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Friday, July 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for NEUMAN DREGER, Mildred Irene is scheduled for Friday, July 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Rd. Kelowna, BC


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  • Ellen & Elmer Breitkreuz says:

    We send our deepest sympathy for your loss but rejoice with you in the knowledge that she is reunited with loved ones and in her heavenly home. We are so grateful that our paths intertwined even before she and Reilly supported me (Ellen) so graciously away back on the Bull Reserve in 1955! Their faithfulness in serving their Lord wholeheartedly was a great testimony to all. With love and fond memories. Ellen & Elmer

  • Shirley Unrau says:

    We will deeply miss our lovely friend Mildred. We enjoyed her friendship but were especially thankful for her love and care for my sister Joy who moved to Sandlewood a few years after Mildred did. Shortly after Joy moved in Norman passed away. Joy became her caring friend as they shared each meal together and a game and prayer time each night. I loved to talk to Mildred and be encouraged by her deep love for Jesus. I loved seeing her at church and always stopped to visit a bit. She gave me Isaiah 41::10 on my birthday and told me it was for the whole year Only God knew how I needed that promise of God the coming year. Our last visit, at Hospice, we could tell Mildred was on her final journey to her eternal home to forever be with her Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. God comfort each one of the family with His love as your Mom and Grandma will be greatly missed. Rejoicing in the Hope of Heaven, Shirley Unrau for my husband Pete too!!

  • Lynda Flannery, George Valan says:

    Gail and Harv, Our love and condolences to you and your family. Mothers are so special in our hearts, and are irreplaceable when they leave this life. We can celebrate the time we shared and the memories that are fore-ever. Lynda and George

  • Ruth Hiller Pleines says:

    My condolences to the family. You mom/Grandma was a Godly woman who served her Lord faithfully, leaving a great legacy

  • Coral Lehman says:

    Mom (Phyllis) and I would like to send our Love and Condolences to all of Mildreds family. We were so happy we could be part of the Celebration of Life by watching the Live Streaming Video, and even though we were not together, we were connected by Telephone. Mom and I loved the visits we made to Kelowna. Morning devotions, prayer, dinner, games, sharing and laughing were all part of the days we spent together.. We ended the days with chocolate and liquorice . I enjoyed watching the joy of the two sisters being together. Mom told me today she will miss her big sister. We both wish we could have been with you, her nieces and nephews, and my cousins to hug each one of you.
    Much Love, Coral and Phyllis

  • Janet Littlechild says:

    I send my sincere condolences to the family of Mildred, and to all who loved her. Its january 2020, and am just hearing of her passing. We remember her as Mrs Nueman…
    Her and her late husband made a huge impact on the Louis Bull Reserve. I have very awesome memories of my childhood with them and my grandparents, Chief James Bull.
    Mildred and husband blessed the people, to which we are still feeling and living today. The service they provided went beyond expected. God blessed this church in a big way….we have a full church every Sunday, I am very Thankful to the Lord, in choosing mr n Mrs Norman to serve Louis Bull Church.

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