Obituary for Nellie Mae Druskovich

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Nellie Mae Druskovich

November 20, 1930 - August 1, 2018

Nellie Mae Druskovich, 87, of Decatur, MI passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at her home.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Newell Funeral Chapel, 83313 M51, Decatur with Pastor Jim Abshagen officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton Cemetery in Decatur. Friends may visit from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., Friday, August 3, 2018 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Webster Memorial Library in Decatur or the Willis C. Bates Chapter of the National Honor Society. Friends wishing to share a memory online may do so at

Nellie was born November 20, 1930 in Decatur, MI to George & Mabel (Himmelwright) Young. Nellie graduated from Decatur High School in 1947. She attended Western Michigan University where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. On July 18, 1953 she married Carl Druskovich in Decatur. Nellie was an elementary teacher in Decatur for many years. She partnered with her husband in running their family farm. She was a descendant of pioneer farmers in Hamilton Township. Nellie was very community minded and was always wanting to make a difference. Most of all she loved spending time with her family.

Nellie is survived by her children Mrs. Sandy (Doug) Athey, Dr. Sally (Marshall) Weathersby, Dr. Carl (Amy) Druskovich, Dr. Gary (Nancy) Druskovich and Mr. Dan (Judy) Druskovich; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren. Nellie was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers Archie Young, Irving Young and Harold Young and sister Mary Lou Baushke.



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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, August 3, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Newell Chapel


83313 M-51
Decatur, Michigan 49045

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Newell Chapel


83313 M-51
Decatur, Michigan 49045

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Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018

Hamilton Township Cemetery


Decatur, Michigan 49045

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Born: November 20, 1930
Died: August 1, 2018

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Nancy Massoglia posted on 8/3/18

My deepest sympathies. These days will be difficult and I just want you to know Sally, and your family, that I will be thinking about you. Gathering together will strengthen you as memories will bring joy to your hearts. Peace and rest is given to her as promised by our faith. Your family is a testament and legacy of her love and lives in each of you.


Shirley Swift posted on 8/3/18

To a loving family, My prayer is that the love showered upon you growing up by your mother still prevails as you are adults. May all the learning and warm and fun memories you have of your mom surround and comfort you at this time. God's blessings. Shirley Swift [Howe].


Joan and Brown Grosvenor posted on 8/2/18

What a legacy Nellie leaves behind! She raised successful children and she taught Decatur’s children and mentored them both in the classroom and as they worked for her on the farm. In addition, she gave back to the community by serving on the school board for several years. The last few years she was the friendly lady who visited with all at the family fruit and vegetable stand. We will miss Nellie as will most of Decatur.


Ashley wagel posted on 8/2/18

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Ashley wagel posted on 8/2/18

Prayers to the family. I didn’t have her as a teacher as we loved to Decatur when I was in 6th grade. But Dan was a friend and mentor in high school and Sally was a great biology teacher. Her influence showed through them. So sorry to hear this news.


Wendee Haugh posted on 8/2/18

My thoughts and prayers to your whole family. Your mom was such a strong woman and has touched the lives of many by teaching life lessons that weren't always realized until later in life. I spent a lot of time in the corner of her classroom or sitting by her desk! I always enjoyed seeing her at the farm when I was in town and stopped by to get my strawberries. So sorry I didn't get to see her when I was there this year. Wendee Rex Haugh


Eva Stanton Palmer posted on 8/2/18

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Eva Stanton Palmer posted on 8/2/18

RIP Mrs. Druskovich..May u all find comfort in knowing how many people of Decatur she sincere condolences..Eva Stanton Palmer


Tony Ritchie posted on 8/2/18

She was an amazing person and of my favorites.


Jennifer Sherburn-Keller posted on 8/2/18

Prayers to her family ❤ Mrs. Druskovich was my 2nd grade teacher...I have never forgotten the time she picked a student up by the hair on top of his head...carried him from the drinking fountain all the way back to his desk...then used rope to tie him to his chair!! Yes, this was "back in the day" when teachers were allowed to discipline their students!! This has always been one of my favorite childhood school memories!! She was tiny, but she was mighty!!


Amie (Benson) Meints posted on 8/2/18

Mrs Drushovick was my fourth grade teacher at Marion Davis Elementary in 1983-1984. I have many fond memories from both school and other activities such as strawberry picking. Sending love and good thoughts to the family.


Judith Merrill posted on 8/2/18

My sympathy and condolences are extended to the family of Nellie Druskovich, especially Dr Carl. . . May you all find peace and comfort in God, His Word and your memories. 🌹🎶🌹


Karen Haselberger posted on 8/2/18

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.


Arthur Bombrys posted on 8/2/18

Her memory will always be part of my life. Our thoughts and prayers to the family. The Bombrys, Art, Sue, Shana, and Nathan.


Leah Froehlich posted on 8/2/18

I had the privilege of working with Nellie as a classroom aide for several years. She was a wonderful teacher and a great lady. I learned a lot from her about working with children. My prayers go out to her family.


Melody (Gossler) Tunis posted on 8/2/18

My Prayers to the whole Druskovich family. She was such a good and helpful friend to my dad, not only during their teaching years, but years before that also. I remember going into dad's classroom, and there would be Mrs. D. or I would have to go to her room to find dad, both working on projects for their "kids." I remember working for the family in the strawberry fields, packing strawberries--half the town I believe has done that, or bale hay, or pick flowers. Good memories. Again prayers to all.


Penny Siver posted on 8/2/18

Nellie was a wise and wonderful person. I picked strawberries for her for years. My thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.


Garry and Shelley Krum posted on 8/2/18

Our sincere condolences and prayers for all the family. Nellie certainly was an awesome lady and friend. Her precious smile will be missed.