Father Charles Dreisbach, 94, a priest of the Diocese of Baker who also served in the Archdiocese of Portland, died June 17, 2020. There was a funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church in Klamath Falls.

Father Dreisbach was born Nov. 24, 1925, in Los Angeles. The family moved to Baker City in 1930. He attended St Francis Academy there and graduated from high school in 1943. He joined the Navy, where he served as a rifle and pistol instructor until going overseas. At the end of World War II, he was a Gunners Mate 2nd Class. After his 1946 discharged, he attended the University of Portland, graduating in 1950 with a degree in business administration. During this time, he worked for the fledgling U-Haul Company in Portland, becoming their first business manager.

In 1952, he entered Mount Angel Seminary. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Baker in May 1959 and served in various parishes in Eastern Oregon until his final assignment at Sacred Heart Parish in Klamath Falls, retiring in 2004 at the age of 78. He became a volunteer for Sky Lakes Medical Center in 2007 and served at CARES for over a decade. He was a member of the Klamath County Rotary Club. His parents and three brothers preceded him in death.

Father Dreisbach also served in the Archdiocese of Portland from October 1967 to June 1971.

Burial was in the family plot at Mount Hope Cemetery, Baker City, Ore.

Memorial donations may be made to the Health and Retirement Association of the Diocese of Baker for the benefit of the clergy: 641 Umatilla Ave, Redmond, OR 97756.