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Charles Raymond Dreps

Graveside Services will be private

Charles Raymond Dreps, age 87, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Spring Meadows Senior Community in Holland, Ohio. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on June 3, 1928 to the late Charles A. and Evelyn E. (Wilson) Dreps. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On November 28, 1953 Charles married Joanne Kowalski. He was employed by the Jeep Corporation for 40 years before retiring in 1988. After retirement, he and his wife enjoyed traveling across the United States in their fifth wheel.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Joanne; children, Robert (Margie) Dreps, Debora (Richard) Trumbull and Sharon (William) Odom; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Frances Abramczyk; and papa's baby girl, Maggie.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; son, Walter; sister, Barbara Ziehr; and infant brother, Clarence.

Family and friends may visit Thursday, May 5th from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton (419.826.2631). A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening in the funeral home. Graveside services will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Hospice Care.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Thursday, May 5th from 3 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton where a prayer service will be held at 7:00 pm

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JoAnn so sorry. We loved Charles. I didn't know and would have been there. We had Ron's Aunt's showing and funeral May 5 and 6th. Please except our prayers and love. to the family.

Terry and Ron Robideau May 12 2016 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

John & Jody Herriott/John & Donna Adams May 5 2016 12:00 AM

JoAnne and family I am so sorry for your loss. Charles was a extra special person and he will be missed by many. God be with you all in your time of need.God bless

Gerri Daugherry May 4 2016 12:00 AM

Bob & family, I give my condolences at the loss of your father. It's been a long time, but you are of those I've never forgot, as I trekked through my time on this great planet we've inherited. May God ease the hurt of you & your family's loss. I hope to cross paths with you again. Sincerely, Rex A. Druckenmiller

An Old Scout & School Friend May 4 2016 12:00 AM