Floyd Bernard Drew


March 24, 1928 - August 8, 2016


Floyd Bernard Drew was born on March 24, 1928 to Ezra M. and Evelyn D. (Fischer) Drew on a farm near Beaver Dam, WI.  He grew up and graduated from South Beloit, IL High School in 1946.  He married Mary E Wu on May 28, 1949 in Beloit, WI.  He worked for the Shoe Corporation of America for 25 years mostly as a district manager based in Sioux Falls.  In July 1972 he bought Merchandise Outlet in Mitchell.

Floyd was an avid fisherman also enjoying hunting and trapping.  He even started his own tackle line of spinners, Lazy Bones Tackle Co.  After selling his business in the mid 80’s he fixed small engines at his home just across the Jim River on SD Hwy 38.  He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in January 2013 and later added dementia to the diagnosis; both attributing to his death.  He sold his place in 2015 and moved to an apartment at Wesley Acres.  At the end of the summer 2015 he moved to Sioux Falls to be closer to his family.  He lived in a senior apartment complex until July when he moved into the nursing home.

He is survived by two sons:  David H. (Linda) Drew of Sioux Falls, SD and Jonathan F. Drew of Twin Falls, ID; two daughters:  Kathryn A. (Dave) Fundarek of Monument, CO and Carol J. Garry of Sioux Falls, SD; two sisters:  Vera (Bob) Green of New Era, MI and Shirley (Tom) Horner of Friendship, WI; five grandchildren:  Christopher Garry and Justin Garry, both of Sioux Falls, SD; Mike Fundarek of Denver, CO, Jim (Julie) Drew of Sioux Falls, SD and Brian (Cara) Drew of Sioux City, IA; great-grandchildren:  Kaylie, Caden and Kenzie Drew and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary and his parents.



None Scheduled


Saturday, August 13, 2016
10:00 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Mary Freeman on August 12, 2016
Floyd was a great and kind man. He kept my lawnmowers running for years.
Posted by Steve Baker on August 11, 2016
I will miss my visits and cribbage games and sharing fishing stories with "Bonesy!" He is always going to have a place in my heart. He is truly a friend!
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