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September 5, 2019
Richard Lee “Dick” Drumm, age 87, of Marysville and a lifetime resident of Union County, died Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Memorial Gables. An auto and semi-truck mechanic, he owned and operated Dick’s Wrecker Service from 1957 to 2016. His first wrecker was a used Mac Rio and later built his “Homewrecker” in the mid 1970’s. In 1975, he had it customized to accommodate a heavy boom. He was known throughout Union County during the 70’s and 80’s for his New Year’s Eve celebrations at his garage. He was especially known for being available 24 hours, seven days a week to those in roadside distress and accidents. He worked closely with local law enforcement in helping others, especially highway patrol troopers Charlie Beams and Ted Byus. Dick attended Marysville High School and was a veteran of the United States Army. He served during the Korean War in Munich, Germany and stateside. He received a Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of VFW Post 3320 and Marysville Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 3506. He was known for his sharp timing, sharp wit and sometimes, a sharp tongue. He will be remembered as a hard-working and generous man. He was born November 9, 1931 in Marysville, Ohio to the late Francis and Evelyn Warner Drumm. He was also preceded in death by his brothers and sisters Wanda Henry, Marilyn Brown and Lloyd, Robert, Stanley, Donald, Arthur, Pearl and Carl Drumm. He is survived by his sisters and brothers, Wilma Noonan, Gloria Oates, Rodney (Patsy) Drumm and Francis (Marie) Drumm; a sister-in-law, Betty Drumm; and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Viewing hours will be 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Underwood Funeral Home. Following cremation, burial of his ashes with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Oakdale Cemetery. A luncheon will follow the burial at VFW Post 3320. Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.
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