Francis Wayne “Frank” Drevs


IDA GROVE – Services for Francis “Frank” Drevs, 71, of Ida Grove will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. Richard D. Ball will officiate.

Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery at Ida Grove. Military rites will be by McNamara-Moore Post No. 61 of the Ida Grove American Legion.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., with a rosary led by Knights of Columbus at 7 p.m., and a vigil Service to follow, on Friday, May 14, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and CDC recommendation, facemasks and social distancing are encouraged. Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home in Ida Grove is in charge of arrangements.

He died May 9, 2021, at his Ida Grove home.

Francis Wayne “Frank” Drevs, first-born son of Robert M. and Mary R. (Shay) Drevs, was born Dec. 16, 1949, in Sioux City. He was baptized and confirmed at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Moville.

Frank grew up in Moville and graduated from Woodbury Central in 1968. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and honorably served his country from 1969 to 1972.

While living in Sioux City, Frank met the love of his life, Jeanette Maguire. On Sept. 3, 1977, they married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove.

The couple made their home in Holstein 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 daughters’ lives. He supported them in their school and 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 they 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 at Midwest Industries in Ida Grove for 41 years before retiring.  He was a devoted Catholic and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove.

He served as a lector and 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; and two daughters: Amanda (DeeJay) Campbell of Ida Grove and Samantha (Sloan) Whiteley of Wright City, Okla.

Also surviving are two grandchildren, Rebecca Whiteley and David Campbell; two brothers, Patrick Drevs of Lake Park and Thomas (Kathleen) Drevs of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and three sisters: Terri (Joe) Watcher of Hubbard, Neb., Jeane (Deb) Drevs of Greeley, Colo., and Kathy Drevs of Moville.

Also surviving are a sister-in-law, Marsha (Jerry) Scholl of Sergeant Bluff; nieces and nephews; extended family; and friends.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary Drevs; his parents-in-law, Ray and Lois Maguire; a 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 Knights of Columbus.

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