Obituary: Martin Drechen, 83, of Pentwater.

May 19, 2022

Martin Drechen

Obituary: Martin Drechen, 83, of Pentwater.

Martin J. Drechen, 83, passed away peacefully at his home in Pentwater on May 9, 2022. 

Marty was born on November 30, 1938 in Chicago, the son of Martin Arthur and Marie (Kostka) Drechen. He graduated from Morton West High School in Berwyn, Ill. He attended Western Michigan University and John Marshall Law School, earning a juris doctorate. Marty was an attorney in the Chicago area. 

On September 25, 2015 he married Nora Butcher. He was a member of the Pentwater Yacht Club, and Pentwater Service Club. Marty celebrated 58 years with the Boy Scouts of America. During that time, he assisted several scouts in achieving Eagle Scout and served the Cub Scouts in Pentwater. He was also a veteran of the United States Navy. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed friendships and swapping fishing stories. 

Marty is survived by his wife, Nora Drechen; children and stepchildren, James (Leah) Drechen, Krystal Drechen, Nathan Drechen, Michael (Michelle) Bieri, and Ann (Brian) Blizzard; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Besides his parents, Marty was preceded in death by his daughter, Jan, first wife, Nancy and his brother, Jim. 

A celebration of Marty’s life is being planned for a future date. 

Arrangements were entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington.

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