Lowell Drebes

Born: Sun., Oct. 4, 1931
Died: Sun., Apr. 17, 2016


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 22, 2016
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Sat., Apr. 23, 2016
Location: Ellington Memorial Presbyterian Church

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., Apr. 23, 2016
Location: Ellington Memorial Presbyterian Church

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   Lowell  "Shorty" Drebes, 84, of Quincy, died at 3:57 p.m. Sunday (April 17, 2016) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born October 4, 1931 in Quincy, Lowell was the son of Raymond C. and Helen Mildred Hufendick Drebes.  He married Clarann Dinger on October 11, 1952 in Kahoka, Missouri. She survives.  

Lowell was born and raised on small family farm operation. In 1968, Lowell began his career at Moorman Manufacturing Company in Quincy in the Vehicle Maintenance Department where he worked until his retirement in 1991.  After his retirement, he continued to raise hogs for market.  

  Lowell attended Ellington Memorial Presbyterian Church and had been a member of the South Side Boat Club.  He enjoyed participating in tractor pulls with his garden tractor.  He had restored a 1947 Dodge grain truck that had been purchased new by the Drebes family.   He enjoyed taking this truck to area car shows.  He also enjoyed his flower gardens.

   Survivors include his wife, Clarann; three children, Marilyn Bergman (Kerry) of Quincy, Charles "Chuck" Drebes (Ellen) of Fowler, IL and Carolyn Feldkamp (Gary) of Canton, MO; seven grandchildren, Kyle Bergman (Stacy), Kim Sparrow (Michael) of Canton, MO, Jamie Niewhoner (Nick) of Quincy, Travis Woods (Amanda) of Fowler, IL, Cherlyn Evans (Grant) of Bentonville, AR, Casey Fountain (Ryan) of New London, MO and Cara Feldkamp (Kipp) of St. Louis, MO; fifteen great grandchildren, Riley, Zachary, and Blake Sparrow, Avery and Lilly Niewohner, Preston and Leigha Drebes, Marissa Stout, Tyler King, Ryann and Aidan Evans, Gage, Owen, Alyssa and Emma Fountain; a brother, Curtis Drebes (Marilyn) of Quincy; three sisters in laws, Roberta Drebes of Quincy, Lorene Frenzen of Iowa City, IA and Marie Kimmey of Hiram, UT; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Drebes was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Adam C. Drebes; a brother, Harvey Drebes; a sister in law, Lenora Hunziker (Glenn); and two brothers in law, Roland Kimmey and Glenn Frenzen.

   Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 in Ellington Memorial Presbyterian Church, 4600 North 36th Street, Quincy with the Rev. Ron Cox officiating.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home and Saturday morning from 9:30 until the time of services at Ellington Memorial Presbyterian Church.

   Memorials may be made to Ellington Memorial Presbyterian Church or the charity of the donor's choice.

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Julie Schild Finley
   Posted Mon April 18, 2016
My Thoughts And Prayers To The Drebes Family. May Many Of Your Memories Comfort You.

Amanda Schnitzer
   Posted Tue April 19, 2016
Thinking of and praying for your family. I am sure this is a difficult time and want your family to know we are thinking of them.

John & Becky Swanson
   Posted Tue April 19, 2016
To The Drebes Family....we send our sympathy, love & prayers. So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. "Shorty" will be greatly missed. Will miss him at the fair and just seeing him at the Drebes gatherings. A sweet man he was to many. May God comfort you and help you thru this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.......

Tim and Donna Lenane
   Posted Tue April 19, 2016
To the Drebes family,
We send our sympathy and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.

Tom & Becky Fleer
   Posted Wed April 20, 2016
We are saddened to learn of Shorty's passing. I use to visit with Shorty when he would come into the plant office to buy feed back when he worked at MoorMan's. He was such a pleasant person, and I enjoyed talking and visiting with him. I also worked with Marilyn and Kerry in our years together at MoorMan's/ADM. I know Shorty's sudden passing will leave a huge whole in your family. May God Bless you and give you strength in the tough days and weeks ahead.

Doug and Suey
   Posted Wed April 20, 2016
Our hearts ache for your family. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Susie Gosney
   Posted Wed April 20, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Diane Baker-Moulton
   Posted Wed April 20, 2016
Mrs. Drebes, Marilyn and Chuck.
Please know that I am thinking of you and pray for peace within you.

Mary and David
   Posted Wed April 20, 2016
Clarann, may God be with you and your family at this sad time. With deepest sympathy, Mary and Dave.

Brenda and Virgil
   Posted Wed April 20, 2016
Sorry for your loss may he rest in peace Virgil always loved visiting with him when ever he saw him may you find comfort and peace

Mary Ann [Heinze] Brightwell
   Posted Wed April 20, 2016
Clarann I'm so sorry for your loss. My grandmother, Anna Heinze died in a similar accident and I know how hard it is to the survivors. Just remember the good times.

Jeff and Dawn Neil
   Posted Wed April 20, 2016
Carolyn and family, so sorry for your loss. May you all find comfort knowing he is now with our Heavenly Father. Praying for you all.

Marcia Evans
   Posted Thu April 21, 2016

FEATHERY PALM PLANT was sent by Marcia Evans.

My deepest sympathies.

Kathy Weisenborn Fauble
   Posted Thu April 21, 2016
Dear Drebes family,
We are sorry for you loss. You are a special family and we are thinking and praying for you all at this difficult time. Kathy and Curtis Fauble

Carol (Keller) & Fred Michaelis
   Posted Thu April 21, 2016
Dear Clarann & Drebes Family,

Our heart goes out to you with the loss of Lowell. He and Clarann have been a fixture at our annual Drebes Family reunions. (Note: My mother was Marguerite (Drebes) Keller).

You've always been there for us during our time of loss. Please know we're thinking of you, Clarann and your continued recovery. Our thoughts also are with you all during the sad loss of Lowell.

Carol (Keller) & Fred Michaelis
St. Louis, MO

Carla Lair and Family
   Posted Thu April 21, 2016
Carolyn and Family
I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Thinking of you during this sad time.

Pauline Hunziker Wood and Family
   Posted Fri April 22, 2016
Clarann and Family,

We were so sorry to hear about Lowell. Please know that all of you will be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days. Hold dear the memories, because you will go back to them many times.

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