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Elwyn "Mike" Frederick Drueen

October 6, 1932February 13, 2021

Mike Drueen, 88, formerly of Davenport, IA, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021 at home in Sahuarita, AZ. Visitation will be 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, at Weerts Funeral Home in Davenport, with Funeral Services to follow at 1:00 p.m. Services can also be viewed online at www.facebook.com/WeertsFuneral. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery.

Mike was born October 6, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, to Emil and Elizabeth (Machaltz) Drueen. He graduated from Chicago Vocational School in 1950. Mike served in Korea with the US Army. He married Dolores Peiffer on February 14, 1970 in Stockton, California where he gained two stepchildren, Robert and Robin. Mike was employed by USPS and Sharpe Army Depot. He moved to Davenport in 1979, where he worked as a machinist at the RI Arsenal until retirement in 1993.

In retirement he enjoyed woodworking, traveling, golfing, playing piano, RC airplanes, and dancing. He volunteered at Gilda’s Club, APRIS, (QCA) and Friends in Deed (AZ).

Mike was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church for several years, where he taught confirmation. He was an avid reader and classical music enthusiast. Mike’s family was his world and they adored him. He will be remembered for his kindness, humor, selflessness, and cheery disposition.

He is survived by grandchildren Shannon (Chuck) Field of Sahuarita, Arizona, Emmett James of Valley Springs, California, Nicole (Paul) Byrd of Ankeny, Iowa, great grandchildren; Abigail, Breanna, and Charlee Field, Katherine Dahl, Chloe, Benjamin, Olivia, Anna, Ellie, and Michael Byrd, along with nieces and nephews Gene (Jo Ann) Drueen, Ed Schoenenberger, Arleen Lindstrom, Georgene (Rich) Werle and Art Schoenenberger. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, wife Dolores, brother Eugene and sister Eileen, best friend Joe Myers, children Robert Segoviano and Robin James.

His was a life well lived.

  • FAMILY

  • Emil Drueen, Father (deceased)
  • Elizabeth (Machaltz) Drueen, Mother (deceased)
  • Dolores Peiffer, Wife (deceased)
  • Robert, Stepson
  • Robin, Stepdaughter
  • Shannon (Chuck) Field, Grandchild
  • Emmett James, Grandchild
  • Nicole (Paul) Byrd, Grandchild
  • Abigail, Great-Grandchild
  • Breanna, Great-Grandchild
  • Charlee Field, Great-Grandchild
  • Katherine Dahl, Great-Grandchild
  • Chloe, Great-Grandchild
  • Benjamin, Great-Grandchild
  • Olivia, Great-Grandchild
  • Anna, Great-Grandchild
  • Ellie, Great-Grandchild
  • Michael Byrd, Great-Grandchild
  • Elwyn also leaves nieces and nephews Gene (Jo Ann) Drueen, Ed Schoenenberger, Arleen Lindstrom, Georgene (Rich) Werle and Art Schoenenberger.
    Mike was preceded in death by his parents, wife Dolores, brother Eugene and sister Eileen, best friend Joe Myers, children Robert Segoviano and Robin James.

Services

  • Visitation Weerts Funeral Home

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021

  • Funeral Service Weerts Funeral Home

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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Maggie Koch

March 2, 2021

Mike will be missed in Green Valley! He was the first smiling face that anyone met in the GV Singles group where he sat at the newbies introduction table. His dancing feet were always moving at the local music venues. We'll dance one in your memory!

Jo Ann Drueen

February 26, 2021

Uncle Mike was in my life for only a short time; but the smile he brings to my heart will live forever. Thank you, Uncle Mike for sharing and giving of your time. Love you.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY