Thursday, November 20th, 2008
Former Mercer County resident, Larry Drees, 72, of Fort Wayne, Ind. and Goodyear, Ariz., died Nov. 15, 2008, at Hospice Center in Goodyear from complications of a stroke.
He was born March 14, 1936, to Anthony and Sophia Hartings Drees. In 1991, he married Sandy Feasby, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Daniel (Michelle), Yorktown, Ind., and Dale (Maureen), Greensboro, N.C.; two daughters, Carol (Shri) Hedge, St. Louis, Mo. and Diana (Scott) Schowe, Auburn, Ind.; a brother, Walter (Paulette), DeMotte, Ind.; four sisters, Rose Gruss, Coldwater, Bernie Wendel, New Weston, Dorothy (Robert) Kanney, St. Henry, and Regina Wendel, Fort Recovery.
Deceased are a brother, Clem; a sister, Marietta Mueller; and four brothers-in-law, Henry Mueller, Vic Gruss, and Arthur and Ermin Wendel.
He was a CPA in Ft. Wayne, Ind. for 40 years.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Covenant United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, the Rev. Jack Scott officiating.
Calling is 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial is at Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne.
Contributions can be made to Diabetes Research or the church.