David Allen Drentlaw

  • Funeral Date: 2/17/15
  • Funeral Time: 5:00 p.m.
  • Date of Birth: 2/17/40
  • Date of Death: 2/03/15
  • Funeral Location: Bierman Funeral Home, Northfield

Dave Drentlaw, age 74 of Northfield, passed away February 3rd, 2015 in Arizona at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be from 3-5:00 PM Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 at the Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield with a Prayer Service at 5:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers or presents, memorial donations in memory of Dave Drentlaw are appreciated and welcomed by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota online (www.lssmn.org/give) or via standard mail. Your donation will support and raise hope for individuals facing challenging times.

February 17th is Dave’s birthday and this celebration of life day is three-quarters of a century, 75 years after his birth during which time he positively touched communities and all the lives of friends and family. He is survived by children, grandchildren and wife Kathy. Dave was raised by Mr & Mrs Leslie Drentlaw who preceded his death.

Dave’s higher education included St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and Minnesota School of Business. In 1964 he was accepted into the Minnesota National Guard Military Academy and provided years of service with honors. In recent years he served as Treasurer of American Veterans (AMVETS) in Fountain Hills, AZ actively delivering this service though his last day of passing.

During high school and college his basketball abilities were highlighted, followed by awards and champion trophies in handball, bowling, tennis, skiing and golf though out his life. Dave enjoyed ice & boat fishing, hunting birds and big game.

Dave’s career started in commercial airline pilot training, his business understanding and entrepreneur drive developed successful businesses he owned and operated in the construction and real estate industry. His community social relations included: serving as public government commissioner on the Northfield planning commission; President of the Northfield golf club during the expansion of the 9 hole course into 18 holes; board member of community associations; organized hosted and funding non-profit charity events for the wellbeing of individuals during challenging times.

His construction related talent carried into his personal craftwork of clocks, picture frames, corkboards and other artwork made from recycled wood materials. Dave’s artwork is displayed in multiple businesses and residences for long term admiration by individuals and the public community. Friends and family will forever carry heartfelt memories of the deep love and care within Dave’s heart and soul.

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