Thomas Lawrence Dreher
Tom Dreher's journey continued Saturday evening, November 23, 2019, reuniting with his loving wife of 56 years, Nancy.
Tom was born in Danville on April 17, 1942, to Bert and Geraldine Dreher and graduated from Schlarman High School in 1960.
Tom is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Bert and Marla Dreher, and his two grandchildren, Tommy and Ailee Dreher of Monument, Colo. Tom also leaves behind brothers Bob (Peggy) Dreher of Tilton, and Bill Dreher of Danville, along with several extended family members and lifelong friends here in east central Illinois.
Forty-plus years climbing the corporate ladder finds Tom leaving behind a vast trail of devoted friends and colleagues throughout the Mid and Southwestern United States.
A devoted and loving husband, father, friend, mentor, dog lover, race fan and lover of his St. Louis baseball Cardinals, Tom will be cherished by many.
Published on November 29, 2019


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Sandy (Starkey) Petteway
Dec 07, 2019
My memories of Tom are childhood memories, of family picnics at the Danville parks, and get togethers around the holidays. We recently reconnected, after his wife Nancy died. Tom was calling his extended family to reach out in his grief. We had a wonderful conversation about those memories. I'm so thankful that I got to talk to him. He was such a sweet guy. Rest in peace Tom
Holly Cox
Dec 04, 2019
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Tom & Amy Clark
Dec 04, 2019
We are sending our thoughts and prayers to Tom's family! Tom was a true friend and my mentor for many years during his time at Ward Kraft. We will forever miss his smile and his huge heart! He was one of a kind! He missed Nancy terribly and I am so happy they will be together again.
With love,
Tom & Amy
Fredericktown, OH
Roger and Deb Buck
Dec 02, 2019
We both worked with Tom briefly at WardKraft , however, knew him from his print career. A truly great man who was respected by his friends and industry peers. His professionalism impacted more people than we could ever know. Our sympathy goes out to all of his family.
Roger and Deb Buck, St. Charles, MO
Ralph Stitt
Dec 01, 2019
As a classmate of Tom's at Schlarman, I know he will be missed by all of the class of 1960. He is how with his beloved wife Nancy in Heaven for eternity. Rest in Peace Tom - God Bless You.
Sr. John Margaret Dietzen (Mary Frances Dietzen)
Nov 30, 2019
Tom was a good friend...from Grade through High School. He seemed to be always positive and a happy!
Just an all around great person. I know he will be missed by many!
Pat Testa
Nov 30, 2019
Dear memories of Tom are mostly when he was a young boy. He did work with my husband Bill Testa for a while at R&S in Danville. He was a good person and his beautiful wife Nancy seemed to be his life. The only thing good about losing a family member is knowing there is someone on the other side waiting with open arms.