Herbert H. Droege, 81, of Knob Noster, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at Faith Lutheran Church in Knob Noster, with Pastor Joel Kurtz officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg. Burial will be in Knob Noster Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Howard Knaus, Richard Brant, Ronnie Corbett, Roger Harms, Ralph Knaus and Jeff Corbett. Honorary pallbearers are Marion Droege, Marvin Droege, Randy Droege and Gary Droege. Memorial contributions are suggested to Warrensburg Senior Center and may be left at the funeral home.
Born on Nov. 6, 1928, in Knob Noster, he was the son of William and Laura (Meyer) Droege. On April 2, 1965, he married Mary Bernice Carter in Brinkville, who preceded him in death on Feb. 9, 2008.
He is survived by one daughter, Lee Aranda-Diaz of Knob Noster; a son, Herbert Michael Droege of Tennessee; and six grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, George, Andrew and Gilbert Droege; and one sister, Lillian Ossenbrink.