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MSgt Herbert Dressen

October 2, 1937 ~ August 6, 2019 (age 81)

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MSgt. Herbert Dressen (Retired USMC), 81, of Newport, passed away Tuesday, August 6­, 2019, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.

A graveside service, with full military honors, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019, at Gethsemane Memorial Park, officiated by Rev. Mitchell Parker.

Herbert was born and raised in Germany until the age of 15 when he came to the United States to live with his aunt and uncle. He proudly served our country in the United States Marines Corps for 28 years where he held the rank of Master Sergeant. It was during his time in the military that he became a United States citizen. Upon retiring from the Marine Corps, he spent countless, enjoyable hours on the green where he was an avid golfer.

He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Marion Kroll, Frank Bruns and Roberto Bruns all of Germany and Kumiko Oku of Japan; and friends and caretakers, Pearl Hubbard and Denise Mendes.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Yotsuko Dressen; and parents, Hans and Gertrude Dressen.

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Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC. 

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Graveside Service
August 16, 2019

11:00 AM
Gethsemane Memorial Park
700 Highway 24
Newport, NC 28570

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