Tuesday, January 26, 2021


January 4, 1925— January 7, 2021

   TOMAH - Beverly Drew, age 96, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Touch of Home in Tomah.  She was born January 4, 1925, to Claire and Grace Olive (Kuckuck) Griggs in Tomah, Wisconsin. 

   Beverly was united in marriage to Oliver Drew on December 18, 1943 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tomah. She worked at Kroger grocery in Tomah for 15 years until Kroger’s left Tomah.  She then went to work at the Cash Store for 10 years and as a cook for Tomah Schools for 10 years until her retirement in 1987. 

   Bev was active in many organizations.  She was a member of the Tomah Lioness, an honorary life member of the VFW Auxiliary #1382, American Legion Auxiliary #201 and the St. Mary’s PCCW.  She also enjoyed bowling, camping, fishing and being outdoors gardening her flowers. She especially loved spending time and playing games with her granddaughter, Jenny and her three great grandchildren.    

   She is survived by her daughter, Janet (Dennis) Koranda of Tomah, WI, granddaughter, Jennifer (Tony) Martin, 3 great grandchildren, Alex, Jason and Lexi Martin, along with many nieces and nephews.  

   She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Oliver and her siblings, Lyle Griggs, Harold Griggs and Claire (LeNor) Griggs, Elva (Emil) Prise, Ruth (Marvin) Neubauer and Carol (Arlan) Roeske. 

   Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at Queen of the Apostles Parish in Tomah. Monsignor David Kunz will officiate.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Tomah, Wisconsin.  Family and friends are invited for visitation Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service with a rosary beginning 9:30 a.m. at the church.     

   The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. 

   Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.

Torkelson Funeral Home


Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
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