Beverly M. Drmolka Putz, age 92, of Plover, passed away Saturday, May 15, 2021. She was born in Portage County on November 8, 1928, one of 13 children born to Leslie and Ethyl (Hill) Kramer. On October 25, 1947, she was united in marriage to Lowell Drmolka and they were blessed with five children and also raised a foster son. Originally from Almond, she and Lowell worked many years on the family farm. Beverly also worked outside of the home when Lowell’s health started to fail. He preceded her in death in June of 1993. On October 27, 1997 she married William “Bud” Putz; he survives.
Beverly enjoyed the outdoors and cutting wood. She took pride in teaching all of her children how to dance to old time music. Playing cards was a favorite pastime, as well as entertaining friends and neighbors with the accordian. She was a marvelous cook and loved to prepare meals for her family and friends. Drmolka deer camp at the family farm was an annual tradition made special by Beverly with the abundance of food she would always prepare. She was a very caring person and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her husband, William “Bud” of Plover; children: Kathy (Richard) Mertig of Holman, Barbara (Frank) Turzinski of Plover, Jim (Kate) Drmolka of Almond, Perry (Diann) Drmolka of Wild Rose, and Wally Drmolka of Waupaca; step-children: Thomas Putz and Sara Schmidt, both of Arborvitae. She is further survived by a sister, Marjorie, 15 grandchildren, one step-grandchild, many great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death include her first husband, Lowell; foster son, George (Marion) Schlotman; siblings: Norma, Avis, John, Audrey, Shirley, Nona, Ralph “Bud”, Gordon, Harriet, Mildred and Wayne, a grandson, Joseph Turzinski, and a step-granddaughter, Janice Fritz.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Greenvale Cemetery. The family extends a special thank you to the caring staff at Whispering Pines.
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