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August H. Drewes


Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

August Herman Drewes, 88, of Chatfield, died Friday, July 20, 2012, at the Chosen Vally Care Center in Chatfield, of congestive heart failure.

August was born Feb. 8, 1924, to George and Elizabeth (Kaulbaush) Drewes in Spring Valley. He graduated from high school in Spring Valley with the class of 1942. August served in the Army in Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand and the Philippine Islands from 1943 to 1946. He married Ruth Esther Wagner on Oct. 23, 1946, in Arlington, Wis. They lived in Rochester for a time and moved to Chatfield in 1962. August opened Drewes Accounting in Chatfield from 1962 until 1991 when he retired. Ruth was a homemaker.

August was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lewiston, where he was church treasurer and a Sunday School teacher. He was also a member of the Minnesota Association of Accountants and the Commercial Club. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, and spending time with family.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth; two daughters, Donna (Gary) Redwing of Chatfield and Diana (Michael) Coats of Byron; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and a sister.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lewiston, with Michael Lindemann officiating. Burial will be in Leeds, Wis., at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery.

Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements

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