In Memory of Francis "Frank" Drevs

Francis  "Frank" Drevs
Francis "Frank" Drevs
Born: December 16, 1949
Died: May 9, 2021
Age: 71
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Francis "Frank" Drevs
December 16, 1949 - May 9, 2021
From: Ida Grove, IA

Francis “Frank” Drevs, age 71, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2021, at his residence of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 15, 2021, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Father Richard D. Ball will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa, with Military Rites by McNamara-Moore Post No. 61 of Ida Grove American Legion. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary led by the Knights of Columbus at 7:00 p.m. and a Vigil Service to follow, on Friday, May 14, 2021, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa.   

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and CDC recommendation masks and social distancing are encouraged The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at

     Francis Wayne “Frank” Drevs, the first-born son of Robert M. and Mary R. (Shay) Drevs, was born on December 16, 1949, in Sioux City, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed in his faith at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Moville, Iowa.

     Frank grew up in Moville and graduated from Woodbury Central with the class of 1968.  He enlisted into the United States Army and honorably served his country from 1969 to 1972. While living in Sioux City, Iowa, Frank met the love of his life Jeanette Maguire and on September 3, 1977, the couple were united in marriage at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa.

     The couple made their home in Holstein, Iowa, until they settled on the family farm by Ida Grove. Frank and Jeanette were blessed with two daughters, Amanda and Samantha. A devoted and hands-on father, Frank was very active in his daughter’s lives. He supported them in their school activities and their 4-H activities, he later served as a local 4-H leader. Frank also volunteered and served as past president on the Ida County Fair Board for many years. Treasuring the years with his daughters at home, his love grew as thy began families of their own earning him the title of grandpa.

     An avid bowler in his youth, Frank also enjoyed bowling on league and golfing with his family. Frank’s true passion was hunting, fishing and trapping. One of his greatest joys in life was sharing his passion for fishing and trapping with his children and grandchildren.

     Frank was employed with Midwest Industries in Ida Grove for 41 years before retiring.  He was a devoted Catholic and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove. He served as a lector, Rosary leader, and was a 4th degree with the Knights of Columbus. This devoted brother, husband, father, grandfather and uncle will truly be missed by all who loved him.

      Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 43 years, Jeanette Drevs of Ida Grove, IA; daughters Amanda (DeeJay) Campbell of Ida Grove, IA and Samantha (Sloan) Whiteley of Wright City, OK; two grandchildren Rebecca Whiteley and David Campbell; brothers Patrick Drevs of Lake Park, IA and Thomas (Kathleen) Drevs of Colorado Springs, CO; sisters Terri (Joe) Watcher of Hubbard, NE, Jeane (Deb) Drevs of Greeley, CO and Kathy Drevs of Moville, IA; sister-in-law Marsha (Jerry) Scholl Sergeant Bluff, IA; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

      Frank was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Mary Drevs; parents-in-law Ray and Lois Maguire; sister Rosemary Drevs; twin daughters Ann and Mary; and numerous aunts and uncles.

      In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Ronald McDonald House or the Knights of Columbus.



11:00 a.m., Saturday
May 15, 2021
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Father Richard D. Ball


Jerry Scholl            
Steve Scholl   
Lanny Cipperley
Jerry Ruser                 
Harold Freese     
Mike Oberreuter

Honorary Pallbearers
Patrick Drevs           
Thomas Drevs
Sloan  Whiteley          
DeeJay Campbell     



5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 14, 2021
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

7:00 p.m. Rosary led 
by the Knights of Columbus
with Vigil Service following


"Prayer of St. Francis"
"Lord of the Dance"
"One Bread, One Body"
"Amazing Grace" by Home Free


Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa

Military Rites by 
McNamara-Moore Post No. 61
of the Ida Grove American Legion


Friday, June 11, 2021 at 9:29 AM
“Will miss visiting with him on the road! One of the nicest people I ever knew !!”
- Jeff Richards
Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 1:34 PM
“With deepest sympathy for your loss. Mom and I would like to say we always enjoyed Frank, and know many will miss him. ”
- Jerry Drevs
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 2:25 PM
“My deepest sympathies. Frank always had a good story and a big smile. He will be missed. ”
- Jill Lagman
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 2:25 PM
“Sincere Condolence.”
- Virginia Cunningham
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 2:25 PM
“Jeanette and girls: Just want you to know how sorry are for Frank's passing. He was an awesome guy and always loved to visit. I know he will be dearly missed by all that knew him. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Grace & peace. Carl & Gaylene Lee”
- Carl Lee
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 2:25 PM
“Ron remembers Frank as a person that always made others laugh. God came first and then his family, both near and far. We know him as an honorable caring man.
We will see him again. Our Love, Ron & Francine Drevs
- Ron and Francine Drevs
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 2:25 PM
“Sincere Condolences Jeanette and your family.”
- Virginia Cunningham
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 2:25 PM
“Sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences.
- Marilyn & Steve Kofmehl
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 10:50 AM
“We enjoyed getting to know Frank at the cafe. Our sincerest condolences and prayers reaching out for you all. ”
- Michelle & Jerry DeWitt
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 10:50 AM
“So sorry for your loss, have alot of good memories of Frank from the Ida Co Fair. You are in our prayers.”
- Roger and Phyllis Groth
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 10:50 AM
“Sorry for your loss”
- Perry Venteicher
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 10:50 AM
“So sorry to hear of his passing! Worked with him at Midwest and he was always a nice person! My sympathies to the family. May God be with you!
- Angie Goodman
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