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Willis Driewer – Metz Mortuary

    Willis Driewer
    Willis L. Driewer, known better as Willie, of York, passed away on Wednesday, April  1, 2015 in York.  He was born on March 5, 1943 to Alton and Irene (Wilshusen) Driewer.

    He was baptized on March 28, 1943 at Zion Lutheran Church in Hampton and was confirmed on April 14, 1957, also at Zion Lutheran. Willie and Barbara Staehr were united in marriage on March 21, 1964 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York. Willie worked for Clark and Enerson Architectural Firm for six years in Lincoln before returning to farming near Hampton.

    In 1973 they moved to York where Willie farmed for 45 years before passing away. He served eight years in the National Guard and retired a Staff Sargent. Willie was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York and served on various boards. His passion in life was farming and his family.

    He is survived by his wife, Barbara of York; two sons, Chad and Lisa (Lewallen) of Jackson Hole, Wyo. and Kelly and Marissa (Sandman) of York; four grandchildren, Melanie and Morgan Driewer and William and Henry Driewer. Also surviving him are brothers, Doug (Ginny)  Driewer and Kenny (Barb) Driewer of Bradshaw; one brother-in-law, Fred (Jeanie) Staehr of Jackson Hole, Wyo. and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents Alton and Irene Driewer.

    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 6, 2015 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York.  Burial will be in York’s Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary with the family greeting friends Sunday from 5-7 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Emmanuel Lutheran Church or the donor’s choice. ​

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