Thomas C. “Tom” Drew, age 88, of Winsted, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, April 12 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, with Father Tony Stubeda as the celebrant. Eulogy will be given by grandson Sean Drew.
There will be visitation Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church, prior to the Mass.
Urn bearers will be son Mike Drew, and daughter Mary Drew.
Inurnment will follow at a later date at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to The American Legion in Minneapolis.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com
Tom was born June 25, 1930, in Watertown, the son of Daniel and Margaret (Burns) Drew.
He served his country honorably as a United States Marine from 1952 to 1955. As a Marine, Tom served on a tanker in the Korean War.
Tom was united in Holy Marriage with Leona Hoffmann June 23, 1956, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with two children.
Tom was employed as a welder for 40 years at Millerbernd Manufacturing and Advanced Machines. While working full time as a welder, he also held a part-time job as a cement layer for Gerald Burau. After his retirement, Tom worked part time at Glenn’s SuperValu in Winsted for 20 years.
Tom had many hobbies and joys in his life, including fishing, deer hunting, spending time with his family, following his grandchildren in their sports and extracurricular activities, having coffee with his son, grandson and longtime friends, and dining at local restaurants, especially Crazi Coffee in Winsted, and The Central Café in Lester Prairie.
Tom left a presence wherever he went with his big smile and loving heart. His family and friends will dearly miss him, but find comfort knowing he is “Home” with our Lord and Savior.
Tom is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Leona D. Drew; a daughter, Mary Drew of Blaine; a son, Mike Drew of Howard Lake; grandchildren Sarah (Gabe) Cornish, Sean (Mollie) Drew, and Brittany (Jake) Young; great-grandchildren Bella, Samuel Thomas, Max; Gavin, Thomas and James Thomas; a sister, Helen Seitz of New Ulm; sister-in-law Sandy Drew of Mayer; and other dear relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Linda Drew; his parents; brothers Frank, and Bill; nephew Patrick Drew; brother-in law Ed Seitz; and by his great-grandchild, Jack Cornish.