Francis “Frank” Drevs, age 71, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2021, at his residence of Ida Grove, Iowa.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 15, 2021, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Father Richard D. Ball officiated. Committal Services followed in the Sacred Heart Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa, with Military Rites by McNamara-Moore Post No. 61 of Ida Grove American Legion.
A Visitation was held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary led by the Knights of Columbus at 7:00 p.m. and a Vigil Service following, on Friday, May 14, 2021, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa.
Francis Wayne “Frank” Drevs, the first-born son of Robert M. and Mary R. (Shay) Drevs, was born on December 16, 1949, in Sioux City, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed in his faith at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Moville, Iowa.
Frank grew up in Moville and graduated from Woodbury Central with the class of 1968. He enlisted into the United States Army and honorably served his country from 1969 to 1972.
While living in Sioux City, Iowa, Frank met the love of his life Jeanette Maguire and on September 3, 1977, the couple were united in marriage at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa.
The couple made their home in Holstein, Iowa, until they settled on the family farm by Ida Grove. Frank and Jeanette were blessed with two daughters, Amanda and Samantha. A devoted and hands-on father, Frank was very active in his daughter’s lives. He supported them in their school activities and their 4-H activities, he later served as a local 4-H leader.
Frank also volunteered and served as past president on the Ida County Fair Board for many years. Treasuring the years with his daughters at home, his love grew as thy began families of their own earning him the title of Grandpa.
An avid bowler in his youth, Frank also enjoyed bowling on league and golfing with his family. Frank’s true passion was hunting, fishing and trapping. One of his greatest joys in life was sharing his passion for fishing and trapping with his children and grandchildren.
Frank was employed with Midwest Industries in Ida Grove for 41 years before retiring. He was a devoted Catholic and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove. He served as a lector, Rosary leader, and was a 4th degree with the Knights of Columbus. This devoted brother, husband, father, grandfather and uncle will truly be missed by all who loved him.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 43 years, Jeanette Drevs of Ida Grove, IA; daughters Amanda (DeeJay) Campbell of Ida Grove, IA and Samantha (Sloan) Whiteley of Wright City, OK; two grandchildren Rebecca Whiteley and David Campbell; brothers Patrick Drevs of Lake Park, IA and Thomas (Kathleen) Drevs of Colorado Springs, CO; sisters Terri (Joe) Watcher of Hubbard, NE, Jeane (Deb) Drevs of Greeley, CO and Kathy Drevs of Moville, IA; sister-in-law Marsha (Jerry) Scholl Sergeant Bluff, IA; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Mary Drevs; parents-in-law Ray and Lois Maguire; sister Rosemary Drevs; twin daughters Ann and Mary; and numerous aunts and uncles.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Ronald McDonald House or the Knights of Columbus.