Marilyn Dresnek

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 19:00

Chugiak’s Marilyn Ann Dresnek died peacefully Saturday, April 6 2013 at home surrounded by her family. She was 70.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Friday, April 12 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, located at 3230 Lake Otis Parkway in Anchorage. A reception with a potluck will immediately follow.

Mrs. Dresnek was born May 7, 1942 in Madison, Wisc., to Bertha (Vamstad) and Morgan Berg. She graduated from Mt. Horeb (Wisc.) High School in 1960. She moved to Golden Colorado in 1969 and worked for Coors — which she said was by far her favorite job. She later moved to Colorado Springs, where she lived and worked until 1989.

She moved to Eagle River to assist with the birth of her first of many grandchildren. During her time in Alaska, Marilyn worked for Anchorage School District as a bus attendant and attended Charter College. One year later she met and married the love of her life, Mike Dresnek.

She enjoyed sewing, gardening, four-wheeling, fishing, camping and reading. Most of all she enjoyed time with her very large, extended family and dogs.

“She had a curious side that was the driving force behind her desire to travel and visit many states,” her family said. “Her favorite Alaskan camping spot was the water front camping area in Seward, where she and Dad enjoyed watching the boats come and go and listening to the surf on the beach. Sadly, her traveling was cut short due to her extended illness.”

She is survived by her husband, Michael Dresnek of Chugiak; sister in-law, Jeannette Berg of Blanchardville, Wisc.; daughters, Sherry Price (Gary Johnson), Kerry Perkins (Wade), Marilyn Hoffmann (Bryan), Crystal Sterling (Jeremiah), Katie Orozco (Robert), Kelly McCorry and Kathleen McCorry (Laurie); sons, Jason Dresnek and Joseph McCorry (Martin); and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings.

Special thanks to Cheryl and Janae from Providence Hospice.


Arrangements by Anchorage Funeral Home & Crematory. Visit her obituary and online guestbook at

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