Francis W. Drewelow
July 1, 1922 ~ January 9, 2013
Francis W. Drewelow, age 90, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab. Francis William Paul Drewelow was born on July 1, 1922, the son of Herman and Elizabeth (Linneman) Drewelow in New Hampton. He grew up in Boyd, Iowa. Francis completed the 8th grade at a country school in Boyd. After completing his education, Francis farmed with his father on the family farm. On July 18, 1946, Francis was united in marriage to Beverly Watts at St. Boniface Church in Ionia. The couple farmed east of New Hampton for many years. Francis also worked 44 years at John Deere, retiring in 1979. In 1990, they left their family farm and moved to New Hampton. They were members of Trinity Lutheran Church. Francis enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, playing cards, dancing, gardening and planting flowers. Francis is survived by his children, five daughters, Shirley (Ron) Roethler of Charles City, Karen (Rod) Peine-Kane of Oelwein, IA, Rita (Darwin) Fisher of New Hampton, Peggy (special friend, Duane) Drewelow of Waverly and Barbara (Andrew) Kottke of Fredericksburg; two sons, David Dean (special friend, Linda) Drewelow and Vern (Rachel) Drewelow both of New Hampton; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Leo (Angie) Watts of Deming, NM, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Beverly on May 27, 2007; his parents; one son-in-law, Daniel Peine; one step-grandchild, Christian Roethler; three brothers, Oliver, Robert and Lyle; seven sisters, Bernice Ochala, Eileen Bernard, Leanor Schuchhardt, Gladys Natvig, Rose Stevenson, Isabell Brookins and Ruth Weeks. Cemetery: Burial will be held at New Hampton Cemetery in New Hampton. Memorials may be directed to the family. Visitation will be from 3:00-7:00pm on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton and will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday. Funeral services for Francis will be held at 10:30am, on Monday, January 14, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Kevin Frey officiating.