Joseph H. Drees, 85, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, after a courageous battle with kidney failure.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 300 S. Ridgeway Drive, Warrensburg, Missouri, where Joe was a member. Immediately following the Mass, a celebration of life will be at Lutheran Campus Ministries, 215 S. Holden, Warrensburg.
Joe was born Feb. 10, 1934, in Carroll County, Iowa, and married Donna (Shannon) Drees on Aug. 10, 1962.
He served in the U.S. Army and retired from Sherwin-Williams.
Joe enjoyed bowling and travel. During his many travels he was able to see every state in the United States, several countries and go on several cruises.
Joe is survived by his children: Jeff Drees (Michele), Debi Drees-Stockwell (Jamie), JJ Dees, Dana Drees-Edwards (Mike) and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who lovingly called him Opa.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna; parents, Joseph H. Sr. and Rose Drees; brothers, Ralph Drees, Rudy Drees and Ray Drees; and sister, Lucille Pfeifer.