Anthony “Tony” W. Drewes
Thursday, August 23, 1951
Date of Death:
Sunday, September 15, 2019
68 years old
Anthony “Tony” W. Drewes
Anthony “Tony” Drewes, 68, of Rochester, passed away peacefully Sunday September 15, 2019 after a brief battle with lung cancer, surrounded by family.
Anthony was born and raised in Rochester to Lynn and Doris Drewes. He attended Longfellow Elementary School and later Mayo High School.
In 1981, he married Gloria (Rubin) Lovelace and they resided in Rochester since then. He worked for Royal Tire many years, retiring in 2016. He enjoyed fishing, taking his buddy and companion dog Angel for walks or just sitting on the deck enjoying summer. He also worked part-time managing apartment buildings for 35 years until his passing.
Tony is survived by his wife, step-son Dusty (Jessica) Lovelace and step-daughter Deb (Scott) Bothun sister-in-law Chris Drewes. Half-sister Marla (Bob) Drake, Mark Drewes, Sandy Fitzpatrick, all of Rochester, and half-sister Bonnie (Brian) Birchmeier of Michigan. Tony has five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father and step-mother Marilyn Drewes, brother David Drewes, half-brothers Terry Drewes and Darcy Sparrow.
The funeral will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, September 20, 2019 at River Park Chapel, Macken Funeral Home with Pastor Nissa Peterson officiating. The visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family.
Macken funeral home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com
The family of Anthony “Tony” W. Drewes has received the following condolences.
Tony was a very good man! Thought me so much at work. Looked up to him. And still will! Thank you Tony
Tony was one of the most faithful and trustworthy employees I had the opportunity to work with. Tony and Gloria both served owners and residents with respect and dedication. Please accept my sincere condolences..Dave
Gloria, we are so sorry to hear that Tony passed away. It's been so long since we talked and I had no idea Tony was so sick. We will be praying for you and your family. Unfortunately we won't be able to make it to the service as we have a prior commitment, but you'll be in our thoughts. God bless you and your family. We'll talk soon and get together.
Linda and Ron
Dear Gloria and Family,
My deepest and heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with all of you at this time. I’m so deeply sorry for your loss. I hope that all of the good memories you have of Tony, will bring you much comfort during this time.
We are very sorry for your loss. Tony was always very nice to visit with and enjoyed talking about fixing anything. Our paths crossed several times at Kwik Trip and always enjoyed our conversations. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and hope all the wonderful memories bring you comfort.
Joel and Shari Messmer