Craig Neal Drees

August 8, 1953January 5, 2014
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DREES, Craig, 60, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Sunday, January 5, 2014.

Beloved husband of 35 years of Angela (nee Griffanti) Drees; loving father of Sarah, Dan (Beth), and Adam (Kara) Drees; dear grandfather of Chloe, Devyn, Carter, and Josephine and one more due in June; dear cousin, uncle, brother-in-law, and friend to many.

Craig was a member of UAW and worked for 29 years at General Motors-Wentzville.

SERVICES: The family will receive friends and neighbors from 11am-3pm on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at HOFFMEISTER COLONIAL MORTUARY 6464 Chippewa at Watson. A memorial service will follow at 3pm.

Memorial contributions suggested to American Heart Association.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 12, 2014
  • Memorial Service Sunday, January 12, 2014

Craig Neal Drees

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February 4, 2014

Angie and Family,
We were so sorry to hear about Craig's death. He was a wonderful person. May God bless you all.

Ed and Kathy Hill and Family

Judie Johnson

January 16, 2014

I have known Craig since 1985 Angie. Your loss of Craig is heartfelt. He was a loving husband, proud father and what I could see from FB a very proud grandfather. He never changed, always smiling. Having been where you are now, he encouraged me. I want you to know it is a battle that you must face and a breaking heart that never quite heals. Although you have never met me personally, I feel that I need to encourage you as he encouraged me and if need be, I will cry with you. Prayers and hugs

Belinda Echols

January 14, 2014

Dear Drees Family,
My first day back at work, I walk in and I can barely catch my breath; my heart shanked and the tears just started to fill my soul. I am so sad; Craig was not just my co-worker but my friend and my "go-2-buddy" whenever I had a car issue; I'm gonna miss him sooooo much. I'm praying for y'all and ask that the Good Lord comfort each of you, give you strength, wisdom and guidance. I'm so sorry that I missed his service; we did a really nice memorial tribute for him at the plant.
Take care and God Bless y'all <3

Don Lee

January 14, 2014

Just heard today about Craig. I have known Craig since 1985. I worked in the same area as Craig for years. And I worked next to him for a while. Angie, it was refreshing to work with someone who talked about his wife and children. And not ONE negative word about Angie or the kids. We were kind of a Mutt and Jeff with him being 6'6" and slim and me 5'8" and anything but slim. But we always got along. We bowled on the same team and had a lot of good lunches together before work. Craig will be missed but never forgotten or replaced. May God comfort and bless Angie and the family with the memory of a good man with a life well lived.

Glenn Fike

January 13, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked next to Craig for about 1 1/2 months up until Christmas break. He was definitely fun to work around and he always provided much conversation.In just working with him for a while, I noticed that he was a giving person. He will be greatly missed at GM as he was also quite a fine worker.

Rhonda and Brian Hibdon

January 10, 2014

Angie and family:

Please accept our sincere condolences on the sudden passing of Craig. While we have only known your family for a few years, it was evident from our first meeting that his family and Grandchildren were Craig's pride and joy...

January 9, 2014

Angie and family, my condolences on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. With sympathy,
Stacy Menning

Maria Remington

January 9, 2014

RIP Uncle Craig. You will be missed dearly by your family and friends. Will always love you!

American Heart Association

January 9, 2014

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Gary Brown

January 9, 2014

Craig introduced me to my future wife when we were just young pups. I will be forever grateful to him for that, and for all the fun/trouble we got up to back then. I truly regret losing touch. God bless and keep Angie and the family.