Service


Date:

October 16, 2020

Start Time:

1:00 pm

Location:

Traer United Presbyterian Church

 

Address:

307 Walnut St.

Traer, IA  50675

Arrangements By:

Overton Funeral Home – Traer

Visitation


Date:

October 15, 2020

Start Time:

4:00 to 7:00 pm

Location:

Overton Funeral Home

Address:

714 1st St.

Traer, IA  50675

Russell Lynn Drinovsky

Russell Lynn Drinovsky was born March 9, 1931 at the Drinovsky farm in Perry Township west of Traer; to Adolph and Minnie Henrietta Boll Drinovsky. Russell attended Clark #4 Country School, high school in Traer, participating in sports, graduating in 1949. He helped his family with the farm until entering the army on May 21, 1953. He served 16 months in Korea with the 7th Division near the 32nd parallel and served 10 years in the reserves. Before entering service, he married Irma Louise Bicket, March 26, 1953 at the Dodd house in Traer. Following his discharge from the service, April 27, 1955, he operated the Drinovsky farm before moving to Traer. Russell was employed by the Farmers Elevator for 26 years, retiring in April 1993. Following retirement, he assisted Overton Funeral Homes for 20 years. He served on the City Council for two years prior to being Mayor for 32 years. Russell was a member of the Traer United Presbyterian Church, served as elder, trustee and Sunday School treasurer. He was an active member and volunteer of the Lions Club and American Legion. One of his proudest community endeavors was serving as chairman of the remodeling committee for the renovation of the Traer Carnegie Public Library.

Russell passed away on Friday, October 9, at UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital at the age of 89. He is preceded in death by a brother Wilbur Drinovsky. Russell is survived by his wife of 67 years, Irma of Traer; three children: Lynnette (Gary) Gregory of Vancouver, WA, Jeffrey Drinovsky of Carlsbad, NM and Lori Sojka of Cedar Falls and five grandchildren: Russelle Paul, Sebastian and Samantha Sojka and Hillary and Nicholas Drinovsky.

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