James C. Drew
James Crowley Drew passed away March 23, 2017, at his Waukesha residence at the age of 85 years. Jim was born on October 12, 1931, in Dubuque, Iowa. He grew up in Iowa and West Bend and graduated from high school in West Bend. Jim served his country in the U.S. Army.
Jim is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley (nee Kadrich Drew; children Lisa Drew, Brenda (Tim) O’Neill and Anthony (Cassandra) Drew; grandchildren Jessica (T.J.) Knihtila Ryan (Rachel) O’Neill, Sean O’Neill and Paige Drew; and great-grandson Ryder O’Neill. Jim is also survived by sisters-in-law Judy Kraut and Marge Kadrich. Jim is further survived by other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by parents James and Ruth Drew and by brother-in-law Eugene Kadrich and by sister- in-law Carol (Robert) Anderson.
Visitation for Jim will be held on Friday, March 31, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha, with a funeral service at 7 p.m. Entombment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Waukesha on Saturday, April 1, at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County or to the Alzheimer’s Association— Greater Wisconsin Chapter in DePere would be appreciated by the family.
Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-827-0659 or visitwww.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary or leave condolences.