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Monday, October 20th, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
- 8:58:54, Oct 20th 2014 - Joel Hovland - Why do kids need a new school? Answer, they don’t! For the past 6 ... [Read More]
- 2:15:32, Oct 20th 2014 - curiosity... - Just out of curiosity for what reason is it that you believe Mr. Kaase ... [Read More]
- 10:10:04, Oct 20th 2014 - Facts - We are voting on a complete package this time. The last vote was a chopped ... [Read More]
- 9:37:50, Oct 20th 2014 - truth - "I say they should respect the wishes of the voters as they were clearly told ... [Read More]
- 9:22:29, Oct 20th 2014 - truth - "R-P administration and the “Vote Yes” group say we should show respect f ... [Read More]
- 5:58:02, Oct 19th 2014 - - F.Y.I--Passed, not pasted ... [Read More]
- 4:32:49, Oct 19th 2014 - RFDVOLUNTEER - To "the truth hurts and "loud interruption" I am for the school, but ... [Read More]
- 4:19:23, Oct 19th 2014 - Facts - Read these commentaries and then actually call the district and get the true ... [Read More]
- 4:11:10, Oct 19th 2014 - RFDVOLUNTEER - To "the truth hurts and "loud interruption" I am for the school, but ... [Read More]
- 9:46:48, Oct 19th 2014 - greatquestion - You ask a very good question. Mr. Ehler or Board Chair Mr. Linder wo ... [Read More]
Fri, Oct 3rd, 2003
Posted in Obituaries
Posted in Obituaries
Rev. Donald L. Drury, 73, of Eau Claire, Wis., a former pastor at the Chatfield, Lewiston and Utica Presbyterian churches, died Sept. 28, 2003 at Clairemont Nursing Home in Eau Claire following a two-year illness with cancer. He entered the nursing home in July.
Born Oct. 18, 1929, in Eau Claire, he graduated from Eau Claire High School in 1948; served with the Army in Korea; and received the Battle Star, Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Badge. After attending St. Paul Bible College from 1953 to 1956, he served Baptist churches in Canada until 1965, including doing social work in Portage LaPrairie, Manitoba, for a year. He then was lay supply pastor in Presbyterian churches in Blackduck, Mizpah and Kelliher, Minn., and in the Methodist Church in Vinton, Iowa, and the Presbyterian Church in Shellsburg, Iowa. From 1969 to 1972, he attended Dubuque Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1973, and then served as pastor at the Chatfield, Utica and Lewiston Presbyterian churches until 1987. He served Presbyterian churches in Goodland and Warba, Minn., and in Hastings, Hanover and Stapleton, Neb. Following retirement in 1994, he served as stated supply pastor in Bancroft, Neb., for five years, was interim pastor in Lyons, Neb., for a year and was stated supply pastor at North Presbyterian Church in Eau Claire until retiring in 2001. He was a member of VFW Post 305 of Eau Claire. He was married and later divorced. Survivors include two sons, Michael of Rochester and Patrick (Kathleen) of Geneva, Ill.; a daughter, Beth (Dale) Lange of Rochester; seven grandchildren; a brother, David of Milwaukee; and four sisters, Susan (Pat) Spellman of Hayward, Wis., Barbara (Lynn) Clough of Pahromp, Nev., Trish Franck of Omaha, Neb., and Linda Tompkins of Waukesha, Wis. The funeral for the Rev. Donald L. Drury was October 2, 2003 at Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Chatfield, with Sharon Johnson, executive Presbyter and the Rev. Timothy Gerarden co-officiating. Burial was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.