Edward Drentlaw, 87

Edward Drentlaw, 87, of Montgomery, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at the Minnesota Valley Health Center in Le Sueur. Ed was born on February 15, 1925, in Northfield, a son of Edwin and Mathilda (Wutschke) Drentlaw. He attended Northfield schools through 7th grade, and during his younger years worked on various farms. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1944. Ed married Helen Kaderlik on June 30, 1947, in Faribault. After their marriage the couple moved to St. Paul and he worked at the St. Paul Foundry. They moved to Montgomery in 1951, and he worked at Polar Panel and retired from United Steel in 1991. He was a wood craftsman and loved to dance and play cards. Ed was a member of the VFW Post in Montgomery. He is survived by his wife; children Connie White (Bernie) Tupy, Montgomery, and Kenneth (Peggy) Drentlaw, Green Isle; four grandchildren Annette White, Jeremy (Anita) Drentlaw, Jason Drentlaw and Jacob (Greta) Drentlaw; two step-grandchildren Dustin (Jodi) Michaelis and Randi (Scott) Perschau; three great-grandchildren Anna, Emily and Mikayla; and siblings Doris Christopherson, Betty Robinson, Marlys Proehl and Earl, Charles, Lester and James Drentlaw. He was preceded in death by son-in-law Leon White; brother-in-law Francis Kaderlik; and siblings Viola Gillespie, Donald and Roger Drentlaw, and two in infancy. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Nov. 26, at 10:30 a.m., at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery, with Rev. George Grafsky officiating. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Montgomery, with military rites conducted by the Montgomery Area Veterans Honor Guard. Casketbearers were Kenneth Drentlaw, Jeremy Drentlaw, Jason Drentlaw, Jacob Drentlaw, Bernie Tupy and Maynard Kaderlik. Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Keohen Memorial Funeral Home in Montgomery, and Monday at the church one hour prior to the service.

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