in loving memory of
Luke Mummau Drescher
July 31, 1935 – March 4, 2023
Garden Memorial Service and Fellowship Time
Saturday, April 1, 2:00 p.m.
Brief memorial service and burial of ashes in the
Memory Garden of Park View Mennonite Church.
Following the service all are welcome to the Fellowship Hall for a reception and visiting with the family. There will also be a time to share memories and tributes.
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Luke Mummau Drescher, 87, a resident of Harrisonburg, peacefully passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Oak Lea of VMRC.
Mr. Drescher was born on July 31, 1935, in Rapho Township, Pennsylvania, to the late John Lehnhart and Anna Reist Mummau Drescher. He had two brothers and two sisters.
He married Margaret June Hostetler, from Shelbyville, Illinois, on June 14, 1958. June and Luke have three children and six grandchildren.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are their children, L. Greg Drescher and wife Debbie Sutter Drescher, Susan J. Drescher and husband Barry D. King, Timothy A. Drescher and wife Jennifer Herr Drescher, grandchildren, Luke Levi, Rachel, Aaron, Lydia, Sadie, and Paul.
Luke graduated with his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Mennonite College, in 1957, and his master’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Iowa in 1969. Luke worked in four occupations in his lifetime. Over the course of 15 years, he taught at IMS in Kalona, IA, from 1957-1959, EMHS in Harrisonburg, VA, from 1959-1961, Messiah College in Grantham, PA, from 1961-1970, and EMC(U) in Harrisonburg, VA, from 1970-1972. During his tenure at Messiah College, he created their Physical Education and Sports programs. After his career in education, he worked as the Director of Parks and Recreation for Rockingham County from 1972-1974. He later worked in Institutional Sales at Valley Sports Center from 1974-1981. His last job was as a Life, Health, Disability Insurance Agent with Drescher Insurance, which he owned and operated, from 1981 until time of his death.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Drescher was preceded in death by his siblings, Mary Miller, John M. Drescher, James M. Drescher, and Ruth Glick.
His life was centered around family, church, and the importance of them through the generosity of and Grace of God. He was deeply committed to the Christian Faith and the Lordship of Christ. He believed very much in the global family of God and loved his broad relationships far and near in this country and around the world.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions and expressions of sympathy may be directed to the charitable organization or church missions’ program of your choice.