August 22, 2017

Leo F. Drabek

Died June 5, 2017

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Leo Francis Drabek, 85, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017, at The Brook of West Branch.

Leo was born Nov. 12, 1931, in Huron County to Peter and Marion (Chiotti) Drabek. With the U.S. Air Force calling him to serve, he married his sweetheart Aileen and left the area and traveled the world with his family until his retirement from the Air Force as a senior master sergeant. Since his retirement in 1971, he lived in St. Helen. He continued to serve our country through his memberships and active participation in Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3775, American Legion Post 103 and the National Rifle Association. Leo practiced his faith as a member of the Ogemaw Hills Free Methodist Church in West Branch.

Leo is survived by his children, Jeffry (Geneva) Drabek of Little Rock, Ark., Norman (Deborah) Drabek of O’Fallon, Ill., Larry (Jeanne) Drabek of Gladwin and Laurie Drabek of Belleville, Ill.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Thomas Drabek (Suzanne) of Bay Port and David (Sally) Drabek of West Branch.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Aileen; and brothers, Bruce, Robert, Gary and Jimmy.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin Friday, June 9, 2017, from 1-8 p.m. The funeral service with veteran honors will be held Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the Ogemaw Hills Free Methodist Church in West Branch at 4 p.m. with visitation starting at 3 p.m. Pastor David Kurtz will officiate. Interment will be at Maple Valley Cemetery in St. Helen. Memorial contributions can be made to Heartland Hospice.

Online condolences can be shared at www.steuernolmclaren.com.

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