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.