Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away on July 7, 2021 at the age of 81 after a long battle with dementia. John was born September 29, 1939 in Park City, Utah to George Ernest Drabner and Eva Irene Lewis.
John is survived by Mavis, his lifetime sweetheart of 63 years, and three children, Charlie (Joalba), Debbie (Russell), and John (Rochelle). He is preceded in death by his parents; George and Irene, his three brothers; George, David and Bobby, and his sister LeAnn. John and Mavis were blessed with five grandchildren and 7 wonderful great grandchildren.
John's lifetime passions were his family, his career of 61 years with Carlson Cadillac/Jerry Seiner, and sports. He was very talented but his true calling was golf. Any given weekend you could find him out on the golf course with his brothers and friends. A true athlete. Most importantly, he was a kind, nurturing and humble man who impressed upon all those around him the value of meaningful family, work, fairness and a healthy sense of humor. We will always remember your sly gentle smile and the way you loved each and every one of us.
The family would like to thank Pine Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing facility as well as Envision Hospice; with an extra special thanks to Jason, Christy, Julie and Leanna for providing extraordinary care during this difficult time in our lives.
The celebration of life for John will be held on July 29, 2021 from 5-7pm at Meadowbrook Golf Course 4197 s. 1300 w. Taylorsville, Ut 84124
To John's Family,
So sorry for your family's loss and I am indeed grateful for knowing your family especially your dear John. He is one of my favorite patients.
During his stay in our facility (Pine Creek Rehab and Nursing), I've been really been blessed to be a part of his life here on earth. Till we meet again John.
Mavis I am so sorry for your lost. I know you and John loved and took care of each other for 63 years. His soul will be waiting for you in Heaven. Mavis you were always a loving sister-in-law and I thank you for the love you shared with John.
john was a amazing man. Always so pleasant and funny. i enjoyed the time i had with him and was a pleasure to be his nurse. i know hes in a better place and will be looking down on his wife and children protecting them as he always did. he will be missed by his family and friends. im so sorry to his family for there loss. may god bless you all.
My sincere sympathy to all the family. May God bless all the Drabner family during this time.
My condolences to all the family may he rest in peace God bless you