WILLARD "BUD" DREWITZ
Willard "Bud" Drewitz, age 82 of Faribault, died on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Fairview University Hospital, Minneapolis.
Funeral services will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, Faribault on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Robert L. Mundahl officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.
Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Sunday, June 26th from 5 to 8 p.m. and also at church for one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Willard H., the son of William H. and Anna (Schmidt) Drewitz, was born April 15, 1929 in Faribault. He graduated from Faribault High School in 1947. Bud married Florence Schulz on September 9, 1950 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault; and she preceded him in death on February 23, 2000. Later, he married Hazel (Schneider) Schultz on July 8, 2001 at Peace Lutheran Church, Faribault. He farmed in Rice County for many years. He worked for Midwest Breeders Coop/21st Century Genetics until retirement in 1993. Bud was an Elder at Peace Lutheran for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel; three sons, Thomas (and Carol) Drewitz of Faribault, Richard (and Emily) Drewitz of Warsaw and Mark Drewitz (and Ken Scribner) of Rochester; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; four step children, Carren (and Wayne) Breitenfeldt of Faribault, Jerome (and Deborah) Schultz of Richfield, Daniel (and Marsha) Schultz of Apple Valley and Janice (and Steven) Cummings of MI; 10 step grandchildren and 5 step great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Florence; a brother, Edward, a sister-in-law, Kathryn Drewitz, and a foster sister, Lorraine Booty.
Name: Roger Rueber
Date: Sunday June 26, 2011
Drewits Family: I was so sorry to hear of Bud's passing when Lynn called to tell me. I felt very fortunate to have been able to visit him a few years ago when I was in Minnesota for Christmas. I hadn't seen Bud for many years and had never met Hazel. He greeted us sitting at the dining room table. As he began to talk his voice was very much the same and he used some of the expressions I remember him using as a child when we'd visit so often on Saturday nights that would strech into Sunday mornings because of his and Florence and my parent's keen like of playing cards. I will never forgot expressions of "showin cards wrap um up a nickel" and the strong emotions everyone seeemed to have over a card game. I also remember when Peace Lutheran was without a pastor and Bud's role in having Rev. Ron Michael(husband of Florence's cousin Lavonne) accept the call to Peace only to have a stroke after only a few years later. My prayers and sympathy are with the Drewitz family during this time.