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Norman C. “Red” “Jr.” Drenning Jr., 88, Altoona, was called home to our Lord Saturday at Homewood at Martinsburg.
He was born in Bellefonte, son of the late Norman and Helen (Gailey) Drenning. He married Darlene (Wilkins) on June 28, 1952, at Mardorf United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his loving wife of 65 years; his four children, who carry on his spirit: Cindy (Steve) Replogle, Pam (Morey) Lawruk, Beth (Bill) Ceglar and Tim (Sandra); nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A brother William "Bill".
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Jim and Ed; and an infant sister, Betty.
He was a 1947 graduate of Altoona High School and worked at Shields Greenhouse during his teenage years. He provided for his family and worked very hard with the Western Pennsylvania Teamsters. He was also a truck driver for Drenning's Delivery System, and after retirement worked at Ceglar's Sports Shop and Greenwood Pools and Spas. He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ since 1952, where he was also a custodian.
Red enjoyed spending time on his front porch with his wife, family picnics and gatherings. His family and his grandchildren were his greatest joy and he was dedicated to them in every aspect of their lives. It goes without saying that he was loved by his family as much as he loved them. He touched the lives of all who knew him.
Friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona, where a funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. by the Rev. John Bonebreak.
Committal will be at Blair Memorial Park.
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