Date of Death: July 1, 2020

Service Details

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at the Ninth Street United Methodist Church, 700 Ninth St., Three Rivers. Pastor Ed Ross will officiate. Military honors will be performed by the Hice-Shutes American Legion Post #170.

Obituary Notice

Carl Theodore Richard Drefke, 82, of Three Rivers, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

He was born on Sept. 9, 1937 to Carl Louis and Bertha Marie (Bruechert) Drefke.

Carl graduated from Deerfield High School and Toledo University. He was also in the Marine Corps. He enjoyed fishing and traveling. While residing in Arkansas he was chosen Sportsman of the Year. He also enjoyed working with the local Boy Scout troop.

He leaves his wife Carol (Black) and daughter Carol Jean (Leon) Sanford. And son Mark Edward. A son, Philip Reed, preceded him in death. He also leaves stepson Jonathon Fulton, Gregory Fulton and Melanie (Oswalt) Fulton. He also leaves sister Nancy (Harry) Teets, Manitou Beach and sister Darlene (Bill) Eastes, Denver, Colorado. He also leaves 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Additional Information

Memorial donations may be made to Boy Scouts of America or the Ninth Street United Methodist Church. Envelopes available at the Hohner Funeral Home in care of Carl’s arrangements. 

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