William Donald Von Drehle

Male 1925 - 2001  (75 years)


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  • Name William Donald Von Drehle 
    Born 30 Sep 1925  St Louis, St Louis City, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Sep 2001  Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I55782  Brown Family
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2018 

    Family Living 
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    Last Modified 3 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F6064  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    William Donald Von Drehle
    William Donald Von Drehle
    Plot: Section 7A, Lot 123A, Space 4

  • Notes 
    • VON DREHLE -- William D. (Bill) , passed away peacefully at home on September 11, 2001. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2001 at Memorial Park Cemetery and a memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church.

      Born in St. Louis, MO on September 30, 1925, Bill graduated from Muskogee High School and received both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Civil Engineering from Oklahoma State University. He served in the U.S. Army for 2 years which included 1 year on Okinawa. A resident of Tulsa for over 50 years, Bill began his career as a principal in Gulf Millwork Company. He was later employed by the City of Tulsa for 22 years as Deputy Engineering Director and retired in 1990. He and his wife, Beth, celebrated their 53rd Wedding Anniversary in August, 2001.

      He is also survived by: his daughter, Mary Von Drehle of Bernice, OK; daughter and son-in- law, Barbara and Art Martin of Sapulpa, OK; son and daughter-in- law, Bill and Andrea Von Drehle of Houston, TX; and 5 grandchildren, Ryan and Lauren Von Drehle, Chris and Kevin Martin, Stephanie Denmark; and 2 great-grandchildren, Gage Martin and Zack Martin. His parents, William H. and Gladys Von Drehle and brother, Richard Von Drehle preceded him in death.

      Bill served the community through his involvement with Meals on Wheels of Tulsa and the Tulsa Power Squadron. He was also a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and a member of Boston Avenue United Methodist Church.

      In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to your charity of choice or Camp for All (camp for special needs children), 10500 Northwest Freeway, Suite 145, Houston, TX 77092. Stanleys, 743-6271.

      Tulsa World (Tulsa OK)
      Friday, September 14, 2001