Dr. John Ardo Dreisbach, 87, of 1402 Heritage Club, passed into the presence of his loving Lord on Monday, November 23, 2009 at his home.
A native of Findlay, Ohio, he was a son of the late Ardo Benjamin Dreisbach and Molly Marshall Dreisbach.
Dr. Dreisbach was a graduate of Findlay College and the Ohio State University School of Medicine. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
In 1948 he went with his wife to Nigeria, West Africa as a career missionary doctor and evangelist. The focus of his medical work was the care and treatment of leprosy patients. Dr. Dreisbach served 61 years in various countries and continents. He served 19 years as one of the administrative directors of Gospel Fellowship Association Mission. He was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church.
In 2000, he was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Bettie Short Dreisbach. He is survived by his loving family: sons and daughters-in-law, John C. and Libby H. Dreisbach of Manila, Philippines, Peter B. Dreisbach of Hardinsburg, Ky., Daniel L. and Joyce C. Dreisbach of Fairfax, Va.; daughters and son-in-law, Anne S. Dreisbach of Suriname, South America, Elizabeth D. and Jerry A. Wertz of Lexington, S.C., and Priscilla J. Dreisbach of Black Mountain, N.C.; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, November 28, 2009 at Mount Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Mark A. Minnick and Dr. Mark E. Batory officiating. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Mackey Mortuary.
Memorials may be made to Gospel Fellowship Association, 1809 Wade Hampton Blvd., Suite 110, Greenville, SC 29609 or to Southern Care Hospice, 6000B Pelham Road, Greenville, SC 29615.
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Published in The Greenville News on November 27, 2009
Bettie Jo Short Dreisbach
1923–2000 (m. 1947)
Eugene Marshall Dreisbach
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