Verna G. Drucks

Date of Death: Apr 24, 2012
Verna G. Drucks
[highlight_text] (1916 – 2012) [/highlight_text] Verna Grace Drucks passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 24th at the age of 96.

[leftcolumn] Verna was born in Ackley, WI, on March 23, 1916, the daughter of Frank and Rose (Sensenbrenner) Wolter. After graduating high school, she went on to graduate from Oshkosh Business College. She married Theodore Gustave Drucks on May 12, 1943. They owned and operated several bowling lanes and gave private bowling lessons. She also loved to paint, travel, golf, play cards & dominoes, and spend time with her family. Verna was an amazing businesswoman, mother, grandmother (Grams) and great-grandmother (GiGi). She was also a devoted Christian woman who loved her church.

Verna will be dearly missed by her two daughters, Jeanne (Peter) Maher and Shirley Drucks; her five grandchildren, David Maher, Heather (Don) Vanderkin, John Helbing Jr., Kimberly Helbing, and Chrissy (Matt) Plenge; her 7 great-grandchildren, David, Adam, Adalynn, Abby, Delaney, Aiden, and Grace; her sisters, Rita, Lorraine, and Audrey; step-brothers, Jack, Jim, and Mike; a step-sister, Diane; along with many other family and friends.

Verna was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Theodore of 59 years; her brothers, Glen and Herbie; a sister, Phyllis; a step-brother, Donald; a step-sister, Mary Ellen; and step-mother, Esther.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] A memorial service for Verna Grace Drucks will be held Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Union-Congregational Church in Waupun with Rev. Mark Arbisi officiating.[rightcolumn] [rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Monday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 5-7 p.m. and on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.[/rightcolumn] [rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Memorials: [/highlight_text] In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the Christian Home and Rehab Center, 331 Bly Street, Waupun, WI 53963, in memory of Verna Drucks. [/rightcolumn]


  1. Werner & Jeanine Koehler Says: April 29, 2012 at 2:19 am

    Our condolences on Verna’s passing. We remember Verna and Ted well as long time members of Our Savior Lutheran Church (WELS) in Sun City, Arizona. What a joy they were to us all. We will never forget all the work Ted did at our church and Verna’s contribution to our choir. We were very sad when Verna could no longer live alone and had to leave Sun City. God’s blessings to all of you.

    Werner (choir director) & Jeanine Koehler
    Sun City, AZ
    (Snowbirds from Appleton, WI)

  2. Joanne (Van Gorp) Meyer Says: April 30, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Dear Shirley,
    It saddened me to learn about your mom’s death, but it also reminded me what a neat person she was. I know we have not seen each other in such a long, long time but I always loved being around your family and considered you one of my best friends. I hope you find peace in the fact that your mom is in a great place now along with your dad. Sincerely, Joanne

  3. Chris Haas Says: April 30, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Hope this evenings memorial service allows you to remember the love she had for you.

    Chris Haas

  4. Phyllis Rothe Says: May 2, 2012 at 11:31 am

    My sympathy to the family. When married in 1952, my husband, Ken, and I bowled in the couples league. What fun it was, I still have the picture when I put him in the dog house. I did attend Sensenbrenner reunions for a few years and saw her there. She was a lovely lady with so much energy. Now I no longer drive the busy highways. You were fortunate to have her for so many years.

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