Lloyd Edmond Drewes

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  • Name: Lloyd Edmond Drewes
  • Location of Birth: Coleraine, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: December 10, 1926
  • Date of Death: June 21, 2000 (73 years old)
  • Parents: Henry Drewes and Augusta (Mueller) Drewes
  • High School and Class: 1946 - Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private in United States Air Forces) and PFC (Private First Class) in United States Army
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch: United States Army Air Forces
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  • Date of Discharge: 1952
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  • Military Highlights:
    Lloyd served in the Air Force following high school. He also served in the Army in Korea during the Korean Conflict.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II
    Korean Conflict

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  • Civilian Life:
    Following his discharge from service, Lloyd returned to Coleraine, Minnesota.

    On September 11, 1954, Lloyd married Gerry Norman in Grand Rapids, Minnesota where they made their home.

    Lloyd worked 41 1/2 years for M. A. Hanna Mining Company and retired from National Steel Pellet Plant in Keewatin, Minnesota in 1986.

    Lloyd was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Itasca Vintage Car Club, both in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He was also a life member of the VFW in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Steven in 1978; and a sister, Deloris Hecomovich.

    He is survived by his wife, Gerry; a daughter, Joni Lee Drewes-Sweet; a son, Larry; two grandsons; sisters, Marjorie Schroeder, Evelyn (Bob) Fredrickson and Myrna (Irv) Biersdorf; six nieces; and two nephews.

    Lloyd died in St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery at Coleraine, Minnesota.

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