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Russell Drevs

January 15, 1935 January 10, 2019
Russell Drevs
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Obituary for Russell Drevs

Russell L. Drevs, 83, of De Pere, peacefully passed away at his home surrounded by family. He was born January 15, 1935 in Oconto to the late Carl and Vivian (Wilkins) Drevs.

Russell was an Oconto High School graduate where he was the Captain of the football team, a track runner in the 2-mile and the 1-mile in state track & field, and the Homecoming King.
After High School, Russell joined the U.S. Navy and spent his four years on the USS Sierra during the Korean War. Once home from his honorable discharge, Russell became a specialty machinist in the Tool & Die Production.

He was so highly devoted to his loving wife Ellie for over 62 years, and she was his true world.
Russell is survived by his wife Ellie; children: Mary Garrett, Cheryl Hill, Scott Drevs, and Tony Drevs; grandchildren: Brianna Drevs, Alex Drevs, Andrew Drevs, Austin Drevs, and Sarah Nicole Drevs; his great grandchildren: Gracelyn Amore Drevs, Caden Drevs, and Willow Drevs; his brothers: Gene Drevs and Carl (Darlene) Drevs.

He was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Vivian; granddaughter Arielle Drevs; and brothers: Lloyd (Bernice) Drevs, Orville (Betty) Drevs, Donald Drevs, Clair (Terry) Drevs, and Robert Drevs; and sister-in-law Lorraine Drevs.

A Memorial Gathering for Russell will be occurring in the Summer of 2019.

A huge thank is wished from the family to the neighbors around Russell and Ellie, Unity Hospice, the doctors and nurses at Prevea and Bellin, all the Veterans, and all family and friends who visited with Russell in his final days.

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