Obituary of Arnie Drendel
Arnie “Coach” Drendel, 72, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Saturday morning, May 18th, 2019 at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Kansas City, MO.
He was born June 8, 1946 in Elmhurst, Illinois, the son of Arnold Frank Drendel and Evelyn Francis (Geisler) Drendel.
Arnie married Martha Sue Kraywinkle on August 26, 1978 in Little Falls, Minnesota. She survives of the home.
He earned his teaching degree from Valley City State University in Valley City, North Dakota, where he was also a four-year varsity basketball starter. He was a lifelong coach and teacher, serving schools in North Dakota, South Dakota and numerous west central Missouri area school districts. He was extremely proud of his induction into the Missouri Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame. He was an active member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. He loved following his children’s and grandchildren’s activities.
In addition to his wife Martha, surviving are one son, Bryan Scott Drendel and his wife Sally, Vancouver, Washington; two daughters, Kristin Engelhardt and her husband Will, Ballard, MO, and Katie Gay and her husband Jeff, Peculiar, MO; eight grandchildren, Emily Drendel, Karlson Drendel, Matthew Drendel, Delanny Engelhardt, Jackson Engelhardt, Kasen Engelhardt, Xavier Drendel and Evelyn Gay.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25th, 2019 at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Vansant Road Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Valley City State University Men’s Basketball Scholarship, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home.