William Foster Crow

M, #22462
Last Edited18 Nov 2017
Marriage*Marriage: William Foster Crow married Anna Cathelen Closen, daughter of John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig

Family

Anna Cathelen Closen b. 2 Apr 1926

Evelyn Pauline Crown

F, #18460, b. 18 June 1916, d. 1948
FatherJohn Herman (Gronewold) Crown b. 5 Sep 1873, d. Sep 1948
MotherMathilda Meinginer d. Dec 1939
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited7 Jan 2003
Birth*Evelyn Pauline Crown was born on 18 June 1916 at Malden, Whitman Co, WA, United StatesB
Note*She graduated from Garfield, WA High School and the University of Washington with a BA in 1939. She was a violinist with the University of Washington Symphony. 
Married Name As of 23 December 1940, her married name was Compton. 
Marriage*Marriage: Evelyn Pauline Crown married Landon Raymond Compton Sr on 23 December 1940 at Canada, Pike Co, KY, United StatesB
Death*Death: Evelyn Pauline Crown died in 1948 at Seattle, King Co, WA, United StatesB

Family

Landon Raymond Compton Sr b. 1906

John Herman (Gronewold) Crown

M, #18449, b. 5 September 1873, d. September 1948
FatherJohann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold b. 24 Jul 1849, d. 14 Nov 1921
MotherAsa Katharine Behrens b. 23 Sep 1846, d. 10 Feb 1923
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Immigration StatusImmigrated
Last Edited13 Feb 2011
Name Variation John Herman (Gronewold) Crown was also known as John Gronewold. 
Birth*He was born on 5 September 1873 at Neufunixsiel, Wittmund, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
NoteHe was nine years old when he came to America with his folks to live at Strawn, IL. When John was about fourteen years old, he left home due to a severe disciplining by his father for falling asleep in the field when he was supposed to be working. He was walking along the road when a man with a wagon offered him a ride. As they were travelling along, the man asked him what his name was. John, not wanting the man to know who he was, happened to look up and saw a sign "Crown Flour", so he told the man he was John Crown and sometime later he legally changed his name to John Crown. He was gone for twenty-three years before he came back to see his folks and by then John Gronewold had moved to Minnesota. All the time John Crown was gone from home, he never was too far away from the family or he kept in touch with one of his sisters so at least one person in the family knew where he was. (John Gronewold said he could forgive John Crown for leaving home, but he couldn't forgive him for changing his name, so he left John Crown only $5.00 in his Will.)

When he first left home to earn a living, he shot game birds and sold them to a butcher shop. He was also a shoemaker. In 1898 he was already in Minnesota, living in the Fairmont area. He enlisted in the Army on April 29, 1898 at Fairmont and served in the Spanish-American War. He was enrolled in Company D and was mustered in on May 7, 1898 at Camp Ramsey. On May 23, 1898 he was transferred to the Company Band. He served until he was mustered out on November 5, 1898 at New Ulm, MN

One of the perks of serving in the Spanish-American War was that all men who served were made US Citizens, so John Crown became a naturalized citizen. 
(Witness) ImmigrationHe immigrated on 15 March 1884 to Baltimore, (independent city), MD, United StatesB, with Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens onboard the ship Nurnberg from Bremen Germany via New York. 
Note*John Herman (Gronewold) Crown started working for the Chicago, St Paul, and Milwaukee Railroad company. In 1908 they went west with the railroad. John was based in Lind, Washington where he was a locomotive engineer. They moved again, to Malden, WA and in 1920 they moved to Ellensburg, WA and in 1927 they moved to Seattle where they remained the rest of their lives. He still worked as an engineer for the Milwaukee Railroad until his retirement. 
Marriage*Marriage: John Herman (Gronewold) Crown married Mathilda Meinginer in July 1900 at Jackson, Jackson Co, MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: John Herman (Gronewold) Crown died in September 1948 at Seattle, King Co, WA, United StatesB, shortly after his 75th birthday. 

Family

Mathilda Meinginer d. Dec 1939
Marriage*Marriage: John Herman (Gronewold) Crown married Mathilda Meinginer in July 1900 at Jackson, Jackson Co, MN, United StatesB
Children

Merlin John Crown

M, #18458, b. 24 July 1901, d. 3 May 1972
FatherJohn Herman (Gronewold) Crown b. 5 Sep 1873, d. Sep 1948
MotherMathilda Meinginer d. Dec 1939
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited24 Oct 2005
Birth*Merlin John Crown was born on 24 July 1901 at Sherburn, Martin Co, MN, United StatesB
Note*He graduated from Malden, WA high school and attended the University of Washington, graduating in 1931. He also worked for the Chicago, St Paul & Milwaukee Railroad in various positions, and also worked for the Puget Sound Navy Yards in Bremerton, WA. He had been married and had no children. 
SSN*His Social Security Number was 531-07-6267; issued before 1951 at WA, United StatesB
Death*Death: Merlin John Crown died on 3 May 1972 at Seattle, King Co, WA, United StatesB, at age 70. 

Robert Max Crown

M, #18459, b. 27 June 1909, d. 20 April 1958
FatherJohn Herman (Gronewold) Crown b. 5 Sep 1873, d. Sep 1948
MotherMathilda Meinginer d. Dec 1939
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited7 Jan 2003
Birth*Robert Max Crown was born on 27 June 1909 at Lind, Adams Co, WA, United StatesB
Note*He graduated from Garfield High School in Seattle, WA in 1927. He attended the University of Washington, graduating in June 1934. 
Marriage*Marriage: Robert Max Crown married Grace Elizabeth Larson on 5 June 1937 at Seattle, King Co, WA, United StatesB
Death*Death: Robert Max Crown died on 20 April 1958 at Bellevue, King Co, WA, United StatesB, at age 48. 

Family

Grace Elizabeth Larson b. 23 Apr 1910, d. 19 Nov 1998

Jann Siebelts Daeneke

M, #28107, b. 21 January 1834
Last Edited14 Jan 2009
Birth*Jann Siebelts Daeneke was born on 21 January 1834 at Grossheide, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Marriage*Marriage: Jann Siebelts Daeneke married Trintje Alberts Hartwig, daughter of Albert Christians Hartwig and Etje (Ettje) Meints (Maints), on 11 December 1858 at Western Parish, Arle, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB

Family

Trintje Alberts Hartwig b. 23 May 1814, d. 16 Mar 1872

Raymond George Darwin

M, #15044, b. 13 October 1917, d. 6 September 2003
Last Edited9 Apr 2020
Birth*Raymond George Darwin was born on 13 October 1917 at Grand View, Bayfield Co, WI, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Raymond George Darwin married Marjorie Meta Recka Beck, daughter of Herman Frederick Beck and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Geraldine Huisman, on 27 September 1941 at Ashland, Ashland Co, WI, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was issued before 1951 at MI, United StatesB
Death*Death: Raymond George Darwin died on 6 September 2003 at Zephyrhills, Pasco Co, FL, United StatesB, at age 85. 

Family

Marjorie Meta Recka Beck b. 7 Apr 1919, d. 11 Apr 1983

Ada Davis

F, #13333
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Marriage*Marriage: Ada Davis married Clarence Robert Turner, son of Jesse Walter Turner and Louise Reka Neitz
Married Name Her married name was Turner. 
Residence*Residence: Ada Davis lived at Box 316, Ashcroft, Thompson Co, British Columbia, CanadaB, in November 1999. 

Family

Clarence Robert Turner b. 11 Dec 1929, d. 21 Mar 1993

Daniel Day

M, #17513, b. 4 August 1943, d. 10 December 2004
Last Edited21 Oct 2018
Birth*Daniel Day was born on 4 August 1943. 
Marriage*Marriage: Daniel Day married Betty Ann Redford, daughter of Virgil Clyde Redford and Edna Farney
Death*Death: Daniel Day died on 10 December 2004 at age 61. 

Family

Betty Ann Redford b. 2 Jul 1943, d. 23 Aug 2010

Le Roy DeGarmo

M, #21819, b. 31 May 1951, d. 10 July 1952
MotherSally Lou Shafer b. 24 Apr 1930, d. 22 Aug 2010
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited20 Feb 2021
Birth*Le Roy DeGarmo was born on 31 May 1951. 
Death*Death: Le Roy DeGarmo died on 10 July 1952 at age 1. 

Pauline DeGarmo

F, #21821, b. 16 May 1954, d. 3 April 2018
Pauline deGarmo
MotherSally Lou Shafer b. 24 Apr 1930, d. 22 Aug 2010
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited20 Feb 2021
Birth*Pauline DeGarmo was born on 16 May 1954 at Ionia, Ionia Co, MI, United StatesB
Married Name Her married name was McClure. 
Married Name As of 17 September 2016, her married name was Grubb. 
Death*Death: Pauline DeGarmo died on 3 April 2018 at age 63. 
Obituary*Obituary: Pauline Kay Grubb, born May 16, 1954 in Ionia, Michigan to Jay and Sally DeGarmo passed away on April 3, 2018. She Married Don, the love of her life, September 17th 2016. Pauline worked for the State of Michigan and retired February 1st 2017. She dedicated her life to Christ as a child and was a member of Graham Community Church where she enjoyed her work with AWANA Children’s program for many years. Pauline is preceded in death by her mother and a brother. She is survived by her husband, Donald Grubb; father Jay; children, Daniel (Jessica) McClure, Denise McClure, DeeAnn (Mark) Cain, D.J. (Kris) McClure, Dale (Val) Grubb, Ron (Anita) Grubb, Kevin (Sara) Grubb, Kim, Darrick and Brad Grubb; 2 sisters, Mila and Linda; 3 Brothers, Dale (Martha), Gary (Sue), and Raymond (Tina) DeGarmo; 23 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held 3pm Saturday April 7, 2018 at Graham Community Church, 7320 W. Beard Rd. Perry, Michigan 48872. The family will receive friends from 1-3pm the day of the service. Memorial Contributions may be made to the church or Youth Haven Ranch. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.grlansing.com.
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Wilhelmina Delss

F, #11892, b. November 1853
Last Edited17 Nov 2008
Birth*Wilhelmina Delss was born in November 1853 at OH, United StatesB
(Witness) BaptismShe witnessed the baptism of Cornelius Evers Look on 18 May 1873 at St Johns Lutheran Church, Bartonville, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB; godparents: Cornelius Lottman & Mina Delss. 
Marriage*Marriage: Wilhelmina Delss married Cornelius Lottman, son of Frerich (Friedrick) Peters Lottman and Catherine Engelina Everwein, on 1 September 1873 at St Johns Lutheran Church, Bartonville, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Married Name As of 1 September 1873, her married name was Lottman. 
Note*Wilhelmina Delss and Cornelius Lottman supposedly had a total of 13 children, the first 10 reaching adulthood, the next 4 dying in infancy, and the last one reaching adulthood. 
Census*Census: Wilhelmina Delss and Cornelius Lottman appeared on the census of 26 June 1880 at Limestone Twsp, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Wilhelmina Delss and Cornelius Lottman appeared on the census of 7 June 1900 at 407 Starr Street, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Wilhelmina Delss and Cornelius Lottman appeared on the census of 18 April 1910 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Wilhelmina Delss appeared on the census of 6 January 1920 in the household of Alfred William Schwing and Anna Elisabetha Lottman at 808 North Street, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB

Family

Cornelius Lottman b. 25 Jan 1852
Marriage*Marriage: Wilhelmina Delss married Cornelius Lottman, son of Frerich (Friedrick) Peters Lottman and Catherine Engelina Everwein, on 1 September 1873 at St Johns Lutheran Church, Bartonville, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Children

George John DeRoule

M, #18001, b. 7 March 1928, d. March 1986
Last Edited17 Aug 2002
Birth*George John DeRoule was born on 7 March 1928 at Cook Co, IL, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 337-20-2039; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: George John DeRoule died in March 1986 at Oak Forest, Cook Co, IL, United StatesB

Sarah Jane Descans

F, #25017, b. 21 February 1919, d. 19 February 1975
Last Edited3 Aug 2012
Birth*Sarah Jane Descans was born on 21 February 1919. 
Married Name As of 1940, her married name was Lottman. 
Marriage*Marriage: Sarah Jane Descans married Wilmer Henry Lottman, son of Fred P Lottman and Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz, in 1940. 
Death*Death: Sarah Jane Descans died on 19 February 1975 at Cass Co, IN, United StatesB, at age 55. 
Burial*Burial: Sarah Jane Descans was buried on 22 February 1975 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Cass Co, IN, United StatesB

Family

Wilmer Henry Lottman b. 25 Nov 1913, d. 30 Dec 1988

Gesina Johanna DeVries

F, #24777, b. 18 March 1880, d. 2 July 1955
Last Edited27 Dec 2011
Birth*Gesina Johanna DeVries was born on 18 March 1880 at NE, United StatesB
Married Name As of 1899, her married name was Lottman. 
Marriage*Marriage: Gesina Johanna DeVries married John Benjamin Lottman, son of Jacob Jensen Lottman and Folena Violine Franzen, in 1899. 
CensusCensus: Gesina Johanna DeVries and John Benjamin Lottman appeared on the census of 5 June 1900 at Pleasant Precinct, Jefferson Co, NE, United StatesB
Census*Census: Gesina Johanna DeVries and John Benjamin Lottman appeared on the census of 11 May 1910 at Pleasant Precinct, Jefferson Co, NE, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Gesina Johanna DeVries and John Benjamin Lottman appeared on the census of 21 January 1920 at Lincoln Twsp, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Gesina Johanna DeVries and John Benjamin Lottman appeared on the census of 23 April 1930 at Newton Precinct, Jefferson Co, NE, United StatesB
Death*Death: Gesina Johanna DeVries died on 2 July 1955 at Diller, Jefferson Co, NE, United StatesB, at age 75. 

Family

John Benjamin Lottman b. 9 Nov 1875, d. 24 Nov 1952
Marriage*Marriage: Gesina Johanna DeVries married John Benjamin Lottman, son of Jacob Jensen Lottman and Folena Violine Franzen, in 1899. 
Children

Dietrick Dey

M, #39197, b. 20 December 1855, d. 21 November 1927
Immigration StatusImmigrated
Last Edited24 Oct 2018
Birth*Dietrick Dey was born on 20 December 1855 at Oldenburg, (independent city), Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Marriage*Marriage: Dietrick Dey married Trintje Aden, daughter of Habbe Lubben Aden and Toebke Janssen Frerichs, on 19 September 1878. 
Death*Death: Dietrick Dey died on 21 November 1927 at Gresham, York Co, NE, United StatesB, at age 71. 

Family

Trintje Aden b. 8 Apr 1858, d. 18 Apr 1934
Child

Jennie Gezenia Dey

F, #39198, b. 26 May 1902, d. 29 January 1978
FatherDietrick Dey b. 20 Dec 1855, d. 21 Nov 1927
MotherTrintje Aden b. 8 Apr 1858, d. 18 Apr 1934
Relationship7th cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited24 Oct 2018
Birth*Jennie Gezenia Dey was born on 26 May 1902 at Gresham, York Co, NE, United StatesB
Married Name As of 2 February 1922, her married name was Heineke. 
Marriage*Marriage: Jennie Gezenia Dey married George Wilhelm Heineke on 2 February 1922 at Gresham, York Co, NE, United StatesB
Death*Death: Jennie Gezenia Dey died on 29 January 1978 at Lincoln, Lancaster Co, NE, United StatesB, at age 75. 

Family

George Wilhelm Heineke b. 1 Nov 1900, d. 11 Aug 1979

Jack Dick

M, #13194
Last Edited15 Aug 1999
Marriage*Marriage: Jack Dick married Lizzie Legher

Family

Lizzie Legher
Child

Mamie Dick

F, #13193, b. 1879
FatherJack Dick
MotherLizzie Legher
Last Edited12 Jan 2005
Birth*Mamie Dick was born in 1879 at IL, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Mamie Dick married Henry Shafer, son of Conrad Schafer and Margaret (Maggie) Hartwig, on 24 December 1903 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Married Name As of 24 December 1903, her married name was Shafer. 
Census*Census: Mamie Dick and Henry Shafer appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Windsor, Dane Co, WI, United StatesB

Family

Henry Shafer b. 28 Feb 1882, d. 19 Aug 1953
Children

Sibbo Janssen Dieken

M, #28132, b. 1861, d. 1943
Last Edited15 Jan 2009
Birth*Sibbo Janssen Dieken was born in 1861. 
Marriage*Marriage: Sibbo Janssen Dieken married Antje Sophia Look, daughter of George Anton Evert Look and Frauka Johanna (Hannah) Lottman, on 2 March 1891 at St Johns Lutheran Church, Bartonville, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Burial*Burial: Sibbo Janssen Dieken was buried in 1943 at St Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Bartonville, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Sibbo Janssen Dieken died in 1943. 

Family

Antje Sophia Look b. 2 Nov 1868, d. 1948

Taatje Dirks (Lottman)

F, #28119, b. April 1765, d. 14 July 1840
Relationship3rd great-grandmother of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsPedigree Chart of Margaret Hartwig
Last Edited20 Feb 2021
Birth*Taatje Dirks (Lottman) was born in April 1765 at Hage-Hilgenbur, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
BaptismShe was baptized on 16 April 1765 at Eastern Parish, Hage, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Marriage*Marriage: Taatje Dirks (Lottman) married Frerich Peters on 6 May 1798 at Eastern Parish, Hage, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB.
Married Name As of 6 May 1798, her married name was Peters. 
Death*Death: Taatje Dirks (Lottman) died on 14 July 1840 at Hage, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB, at age 75.
Burial*Burial: Taatje Dirks (Lottman) was buried on 15 July 1840 at Western Parish, Hage, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB

Family

Frerich Peters b. c 29 Dec 1776, d. 12 Jul 1808
Children

Anna Margaret Dirks

F, #39210, b. 24 October 1861, d. 21 October 1932
Last Edited24 Oct 2018
Birth*Anna Margaret Dirks was born on 24 October 1861 at Coatsburg, Adams Co, IL, United StatesB
Married Name As of 27 January 1882, her married name was Goldenstein. 
Marriage*Marriage: Anna Margaret Dirks married Focke Janssen Goldenstein, son of Johann Luken Goldenstein and Tjode Anna Tammen, on 27 January 1882 at Coatsburg, Adams Co, IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Anna Margaret Dirks died on 21 October 1932 at Golden, Adams Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 70. 

Family

Focke Janssen Goldenstein b. 12 Jan 1857, d. 29 Mar 1913
Child

Henry Tom Dorn

M, #42405, b. 20 January 1924, d. 3 October 1979
Last Edited22 Jun 2019
Birth*Henry Tom Dorn was born on 20 January 1924 at Franklin Co, NE, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Henry Tom Dorn married Dora Helena Margreta Bienhoff, daughter of Johann Ulfert Bienhoff and Anna Magretha Elise Stuhmer, on 17 June 1945 at Macon, Franklin Co, NE, United StatesB
Death*Death: Henry Tom Dorn died on 3 October 1979 at Franklin, Franklin Co, NE, United StatesB, at age 55. 

Family

Dora Helena Margreta Bienhoff b. 11 Jan 1924, d. 3 Dec 2007

John Murry Downing Jr

M, #42430, b. 22 October 1900, d. 15 January 1974
Last Edited20 Feb 2021
Birth*John Murry Downing Jr was born on 22 October 1900 at Eden Twsp, Sac Co, IA, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: John Murry Downing Jr married Irene Marie Wolter, daughter of Bernhardt (Barney) Wolter and Anna Evangeline Lottman, on 7 October 1934 at Gilmore, Pocahontas Co, IA, United StatesB
Death*Death: John Murry Downing Jr died on 15 January 1974 at Fonda, Pocahontas Co, IA, United StatesB, at age 73. 

Family

Irene Marie Wolter b. 29 Jan 1915, d. 30 Dec 1996

Donald Wilfred Drenkow

M, #346, b. 5 March 1929, d. 15 August 1993
FatherFred Drenkow b. 27 May 1901, d. 10 Jan 1974
MotherLenora Hilda Hartwig b. 27 Sep 1906, d. 15 Dec 1961
Relationship1st cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
MilitaryKorean War
Last Edited5 Apr 2019
Birth*Donald Wilfred Drenkow was born on 5 March 1929 at Melvin, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
BaptismHe was baptized in 1929 at St Peters (now American) Lutheran Church, Melvin, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
Census*Census: Donald Wilfred Drenkow appeared on the census of 8 April 1930 at Goewey Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB, Goewey Twsp, Osceola Co, IA; ED-72-8, 08 Apr 1930, p41 3A. 
SSN*His Social Security Number was 485-32-1820; issued before 1951 at IA, United StatesB
Military*Military: Donald Wilfred Drenkow was in the US Army during Korean War between 9 February 1951 and 30 January 1953. 
Marriage*Marriage: Donald Wilfred Drenkow married Darlene Eleanor Nelson, daughter of Bernard Clarence Nelson and Tilda Alice Bergeson, on 12 June 1953 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Inwood, Lyon Co, IA, United StatesB.
Residence*Donald Wilfred Drenkow and Darlene Eleanor Nelson lived at Melvin, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB from 1953 to 1957. 
ResidenceDonald Wilfred Drenkow and Darlene Eleanor Nelson lived at Brookings, Brookings Co, SD, United StatesB from 1957 to 1960. 
Occupation*Occupation: Donald Wilfred Drenkow was a Farmer and a Salesman. 
ResidenceHe and Darlene Eleanor Nelson lived at Humphrey, Platte Co, NE, United StatesB from 1960 to 1963. 
ResidenceDonald Wilfred Drenkow and Darlene Eleanor Nelson lived at Columbus, Platte Co, NE, United StatesB from 1963 to 1966. 
ResidenceDonald Wilfred Drenkow and Darlene Eleanor Nelson lived at Norfolk, Madison Co, NE, United StatesB from 1966 to 1993. 
Death*Death: Donald Wilfred Drenkow died on 15 August 1993 at Norfolk, Madison Co, NE, United StatesB, at age 64 of complications from a stroke. 
Burial*Burial: Donald Wilfred Drenkow was buried on 19 August 1993 at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Norfolk, Madison Co, NE, United StatesB
Obituary*Obituary: Funeral services were held August 19, 1993 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk, NE for Donald W. Drenkow, 64, who died August 15, at Norfolk Nursing Center. Donald was born March 5, 1929, at Melvin, IA.,son of Fred and Lenora (Hartwig) Drenkow. He attended school in Melvin and graduated from High School in 1947. He farmed before entering the Army in February 9, 1951. He served till January 30, 1953. On June 12, 1953, he married Darlene Nelson at Inwood, Iowa. They farmed at Melvin, Iowa, Brookings, SD., before moving to Humphrey, NE. They then moved to Columbus before moving to Norfolk in 1966. Don was a salesman for Farmers Hybrid and Moew's Seed Company. Later he was a sales representative for Century Companies of America. He had been in failing health since suffering a stroke in August, 1986. He was a member of the American Legion Post 16. He is survived by his wife, Darlene; three sons and their wives: Brian and Danita Drenkow and Craig and Melodee Drenkow, all of Norfolk, and Grant and Janine Drenkow of Aalsmeer, the Netherlands; one daughter and her husband, Deann and Mario Alvarado of Glendale, CA; eight grandchildren; and two brothers: Ronald of Sheldon, and Marvin of Melvin, IA. Military rites were conducted by American Legion Post 16 and VFW Post 1664. 

Family

Darlene Eleanor Nelson b. 3 Mar 1929, d. 18 Apr 2015
Marriage*Marriage: Donald Wilfred Drenkow married Darlene Eleanor Nelson, daughter of Bernard Clarence Nelson and Tilda Alice Bergeson, on 12 June 1953 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Inwood, Lyon Co, IA, United StatesB.