Anthony "Tony" Drewes, 68, of Rochester, passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, after a brief battle with lung cancer, surrounded by family.

Anthony was born and raised in Rochester to Lynn and Doris Drewes. He attended Longfellow Elementary School and later Mayo High School.

In 1981, he married Gloria (Rubin) Lovelace and they resided in Rochester since then. He worked for Royal Tire many years, retiring in 2016. He enjoyed fishing, taking his buddy and companion dog, Angel, for walks or just sitting on the deck enjoying summer. He also worked part-time managing apartment buildings for 35 years until his passing.

Tony is survived by his wife; stepson, Dusty (Jessica) Lovelace; and stepdaughter, Deb (Scott) Bothun; sister-in-law, Chris Drewes; half-sister, Marla (Bob) Drake, Mark Drewes, Sandy Fitzpatrick, all of Rochester, and half-sister, Bonnie (Brian) Birchmeier of Michigan. Tony has five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father and stepmother, Marilyn Drewes; brother, David Drewes; and half-brothers, Terry Drewes and Darcy Sparrow.

The funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at River Park Chapel, Macken Funeral Home with Pastor Nissa Peterson officiating. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family.

Macken Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences are welcome at