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1934 Martin 2019

Martin L. "Marty" Dreher

October 5, 1934 — December 5, 2019

Martin L. Dreher, 85, a life resident of Strasburg passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019 in the Hennis Care Centre following an extended illness.

Born October 5, 1934 in Strasburg, he was a son of the late Carl and Anna Mizer Dreher. He was also preceded in death by an infant granddaughter.

Marty was a 1952 graduate of Strasburg High School, where he was elected class president. He had a passion for hard work; and enjoyed owning and operating Martin L. Dreher Inc. in Strasburg, and Dover Self Storage Center. He was a life member of the First Lutheran Church in Strasburg, had served as a volunteer fireman with the Strasburg Fire Department, and was a Scoutmaster with Troop #72 in Strasburg. In his younger years, Marty was a flat track stock car driver who raced at many different tracks throughout the area, including Strasburg Franklin Park; he was also a model train enthusiast. Marty had a zest for life, a great sense of humor and enjoyed family fishing trips to Canada. His greatest joy was spending time with his family; and making memories with his grandchildren.

A dedicated family man, Marty is survived by his wife of 64 years, Carolyn J. Smart Dreher whom he married on April 10, 1955; sons, Steve (Holly) Dreher of Michigan, Doug Dreher of Pittsburgh, Jim (Debbie) Dreher of Strasburg; sister, Ruth Frock; brother, Carl “Bub” (Ruth) Dreher both of Strasburg; grandchildren, Stephanie (Greg) Gosdeck, Geoffrey (Paulette) Dreher, Jason and Sarah Dreher; great grandchildren, Huxley Gosdeck and Nora Jo Dreher.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 14th at 11:00 am in the First Lutheran Church at Strasburg with Pastor Jeff Goggins officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5-7 pm in the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home and Crematory at 140 South Bodmer Ave., Strasburg. Those wishing to express their fondest memories of Marty may do so by visiting the online obituaries link on the funeral home’s website.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church in Strasburg.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, December 13, 2019

5:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Toland-Herzig Funeral Home - Strasburg

140 S. Bodmer Ave., Strasburg, OH 44680

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

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