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“Donna, I was so sorry to hear of Mikes passing, our thoughts and prayer are with you and your family. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: The Grawe Family - Quincy, IL

“Dear Jennifer and Family,We were all so saddened to hear of the loss of your father. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.-The Faculty...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Donna, I was so surprised and shocked to see that Mike had passed away. You have really been dealing with alot with the loss of your sister also. ...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Lois Attey - Quincy, IL

“Donna, I am so sorry to hear of Mike's unexpected passing. I'll be keeping you and your family in my prayers. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Ruth Bange - Quincy

“Donna, so sorry to hear about Mike. Prayers for you and your family. ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Jane Luke - Broadview Heights, OH

“We have known Joe for many years and was our "call man" when we needed a hand. Mike was also a dear friend to our son Brett. Our sympathy to you...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Harold and Karen Niebuhr - Wells, MN

“Donna, We are so sorry to hear about Mike. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Marvin & Anne Schreacke - Quincy, IL

“Dear Mrs. Druffel, I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you and all your family. I will have a Mass offered for the repose of Mike's...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Nelson - Bridgeton, MO

“Donna- I am so sorry to hear about Mike. Although we haven't seen each other for years, Dad and Uncle Bob spend time together frequently now and I...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Kelly (Druffel) Mersman - IN

“Donna & family I am so sorry for your loss especially so soon after Vicki. Know that you are thought of often and are in my prayers. Your St...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: dorothy Huber - Quincy, IL

“We are so sorry for your loss and trust that you will find comfort in your faith, family, memories. Sincerely, Rita and George Vondracek "The...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Rita Vondracek - Wells, MN

“Donna & Family, With deepest sympathy. Barb & Larry ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Barb Dvorak - MN

“To the Druffel Family: May the soul of Michael Druffel, through the mercy of God, continue his journey to a new life in the presence of God in the...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: St. Ferdinand Parish - Comfort Blanket Ministry - PA

“Dear Donna, I'll always remember his singing voice as I passed by on my way up to communion. May God bless you with wonderful memories in your time...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Pam Schultz - Wells, MN

“Dear Donna, You and your family have been in my prayers for a very long time. I am so sorry for your losses. May God guide you and let you you know...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Carol Rinehart - Kiester, MN

“Dear Donna and Family,You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. We hope that your wonderful memories will give you some...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Jeff Kathy Stephen & Lauren Coy - IL

“We are so sorry for your loss, Donna. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Richard & Barbara Moser - IL


Michael Robert Druffel, age 62, of Wells, MN died on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN. Funeral Services will be held Monday, August 5, 2013 at 10:30 AM, at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Wells. Visitation will be held Sunday, August 4, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 PM, with a 4:00 Prayer service at Bruss Heitner Funeral Home in Wells. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Father Thomas Niehaus will officiate and burial will be in St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery in Wells. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN is in charge of arrangements. Please see brussheitner.com to leave online condolences.
Mike was born July 26th, 1951 in Quincy, IL, son of Robert and Alice (Wisemann) Druffel. Mike graduated from Christian Brothers High School in 1969 and immediately joined the work force beginning a 35 year career in the food processing industry working for several divisions of Con Agra Foods, Inc. Throughout his career, Mike worked at several different facilities including Quincy, IL, Athens, GA and finally Wells, MN. Later, he worked for Continental Carbonic of Winnebago, MN for 8 years until the time of his death. Mike held a technical certification in refrigeration from Frick Refrigeration School of Quincy, Ill and Refrigeration Systems from the University of Illinois. Mike was a member of St. Casimir's Catholic Church and a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. "Big Mike," as he was called by his family, enjoyed creating sculptures out of old car parts, playing Santa Claus, and entering his barrel train in local parades.
Michael is survived by Donna, his wife of 41 years of Wells, MN, his father, seven children: Jennifer Rockwell (Sean) of Springfield, IL, Matt of Aurora, CO, Mark of Plano, TX, Joe of Wells, MN, Ben of New Brunswick, NJ, David (Amanda) of Rochester, MN and Elizabeth of Rochester, MN; four grandchildren: Jacob Brazzle, Braedon and Samantha Druffel, and Alison Rockwell; as well as 3 brothers, and 2 sisters.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
***In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to USC high school "High Mileage" Team.