David “Dave” Drews, 73, of Danville, passed away at 6:34 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
He was born June 16, 1939, in Danville, the son of Theodore “Ted” and Margaret (Huckstadt) Drews.
He married Michelle (Bob) Nelson in 1970. She survives.
Survivors include one son, John (Amy) Drews; Ashly Carruthers of Danville; two stepsons, Jeff and Mike Warner; one sister, Doris (Gerald) King of Danville; three nephews, David, Dan and Gary King and their families; and very special friends, Jim (Sue) Brown, Larry Cox, Carroll and Linda McBride and Quinten Slevin.
David was preceded in death by his parents; and one stepson, Scott Warner.
David was in the United States Army and Army Reserves. He worked at Hyster for 42 years until retiring in 2001. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Illinois State Stock Horse Association, I&I Roundup, M&W Saddle Club and former member of the Vermilion County Fair Board. David was a farrier for 40 years. He loved NASCAR, horses and trail riding and especially following his son’s rodeo career.
A celebration of David’s life will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with Pastor Michael Heidle officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville. Burial will take place at Lutheran Cemetery in Danville.
Memorials can be made in David’s name to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Danville Lutheran School. Please join David’s family in sharing photos, videos and memories of him on his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.