L. Gerane (Germer) Drewes, 92 years of age, of Beatrice passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021 at The Kensington in Beatrice. She was born on July 27, 1929 in Beatrice to Arthur and Grace (Sykes) Germer. Gerane grew up on a farm near Plymouth and moved to Beatrice in 1990. She graduated from Plymouth High School in 1946 and later in life, earned an associate’s and bachelor’s degree from Peru State College. She married Marvin Drewes on June 18, 1948 in Plymouth. Gerane taught school for 34 years in Plymouth, Diller and Beatrice and continued teaching ESL at Southeast Community College in Beatrice. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church near Plymouth where she was active as a Sunday school teacher and bible school teacher. Gerane was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Plymouth, Nebraska State Education Association, YMCA, Beatrice Area Retired Teacher Association and a charter member of the Nebraska Reading Council. She enjoyed knitting, reading, swimming, traveling and especially time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Gerane is survived by her sons, Daryl and wife Rhonda (Drake) of Plymouth, Warren and significant other, Shelly Vrieze of Fairview, Utah; daughter, Jayne Churchill and husband Russ of Lakewood, Colorado; grandchildren, Ashley Wuthrich and husband Josh, Anthony Drewes and wife Robin; great grandchildren, Josiah, Caleb and Eden Wuthrich, Abbie, Bayne, Jaxon and Hadley Drewes, Callie Bate; and many other nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marvin on October 12, 2008; great granddaughter, Liberty Grace Wuthrich; infant brother, Robert Germer; and sisters, Valgene Krause and husband Harlan and Lyris Meints and husband Harlan.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice. Visitation will be held from noon to 8 PM Monday, September 27, 2021 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice. Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice in care of the mortuary. Harman-Wright Mortuary & Crematory in Beatrice in charge of arrangements.
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