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Lynn J. Dreger

September 24, 1949 — January 13, 2024


Lynn J. (Wegscheider) Dreger, age 74, of Alexandria, died on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at Autumn Cottages in Alexandria.

A celebration of life will begin with a short service at 11 a.m., followed by a time of gathering for friends and family until 2 p.m., on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria.

Lynn Johanna was born on September 24, 1949, to Ronald Lindick and Lois (Neuenfeldt) Schmidt in St. Paul. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Lynn received her education through St. Paul Public Schools and graduated from Washington High School. She furthered her studies by attending beauty school, where she trained as a cosmetologist.

Lynn was united in marriage to Jim Wegscheider on March 16, 1968, in St. Paul, and together they had two daughters, Ann and Kristy. Lynn devoted her time to raising her daughters including operating an in-home daycare for a period of time. Additionally, Lynn and Jim co-owned IPC Sport and Screen, where Lynn specialized in creating artwork for their products. They were also actively involved in organizing BINGO games in North St. Paul for the Knights of Columbus. The family cherished their summers spent at their cabin on Lake Miltona. After 25 years of marriage, Lynn and Jim divorced.

Following her divorce, Lynn remained in St. Paul, selling pull tabs for the Lions Club at The Chalet Lounge and Restaurant. It was during this time that she met Richard “Dick” Dreger, and they were married on February 22, 1996, in Pine, Minnesota. Together they retired to Sturgeon Lake. During her time there, Lynn was active in her church community.

After her separation from Dick, Lynn moved in with her daughter, Ann, in North St. Paul for four years. Later, she relocated to Alexandria, where she resided at Grand Arbor and, most recently, Autumn Cottages.

Lynn carried a natural talent for self-teaching, proven by her ability to play the piano. Music was a big part of her life and she especially enjoyed hymns, which brought her comfort in her final days. Lynn was an avid reader and loved nature, frequently taking scenic photographs, and collecting pinecones, leaves, and rocks. She also enjoyed trips to the casino. Most of all, Lynn enjoyed visits from her grandchildren and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and former husbands.

Lynn is survived by her two daughters, Ann (John) Mathiesen of North St. Paul and Kristy (Jamie) Zimmerman of Miltona; sister, Debbie (Jim) Lofquist; two brothers, Paul Schmidt and Jerry (Nancy) Schmidt; five grandchildren, Libby (Simo) Eddahbi, KatieLynn (Joe Polzin) Zimmerman, Abbie Mathiesen, Daniel Zimmerman, and Michael Zimmerman; along with many nieces and nephews.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, January 20, 2024

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Lind Family Funeral Home - (Alexandria)

1623 10th Ave E, Alexandria, MN 56308

A short service will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a gathering of friends and family.

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