Elda was born on September 19, 1914, in Waverly, Iowa, the daughter of Frederich and Mary (Mueller) Degelau. She was united in marriage on June 30, 1935, to Roland Drewis at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church-Artesian.
Elda will be remembered for her time working as a bartender at The Rendevoux, Emmy’s and Maxfield’s Lounges. She was always one to welcome strangers into her home for a day, a week, or many years. The Waverly Bakery, was her favorite place to hang out on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Over the years she loved her many dogs, which she took on long walks every day until her mid 90’s.
With the help of so many wonderful friends that she acquired through the years she was able to maintain independence until April of 2014. The family wants to thank Bob Beck, Lisa Stocks (granddaughter), Bob Degelau (nephew), Marilyn Ringleb, Charlotte, Ardy, and Liz Rittgers, and all the others who helped Elda with the challenges that aging brings. Also, a thank you to the congregation of St. John’s Lutheran Church for providing Elda with support and transportation to and from church.
Elda is survived by her two sons, Ron (Debbie) Drewis of Newton, Iowa; and Roger (Margo) Drewis of Sarasota, Florida; three grandchildren, Lisa (Tim) Stocks of Waverly, Iowa; Matt Drewis of Urbandale, Iowa and Scott Drewis of Bondurant, Iowa; 9 great grandchildren, Preston, Parker, Bennett, Jayden, Carter, Aeden, Travis, Nelli and Ben.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Roland; her brothers, Edwin, Arthur, Albert, and Erwin Degelau; her sisters, Melinda Wittenburg and Renetta Freitag; a granddaughter, Jessica Alzerez and an infant great grand baby. – See more at: http://www.kaisercorson.com/obituary/Elda-Drewis/Waverly-IA/1479643#sthash.SBF0sv3a.dpuf