DYSART- Norman D. Drinovsky, 71, of Dysart died Feb. 6 at McAllen Medical Center in McAllen, Texas after a sudden illness. Services were held Feb. 16 at the United Methodist Church in Dysart. Burial was at Dysart Cemetery with Military graveside rites by Dysart American Legion.
Norman D. Drinovsky was born Jan. 9, 1938 in Traer to George and Hilda (Plogmann) Drinovsky. He attended country school #5 and graduated from Traer High School. Norman served his country in the United States Army and then returned to Dysart where he worked for Kavalier Implement and then went to work for Tama County where he was employed as a road grader operator until his retirement. He had a love of music and had his own band for several years called "The Ramblin Buddies". He went to jam sessions in Beaman and Independence. He also played in jams in Mission, Texas where he and his wife Diana wintered for the last six years.
Norman was a member of the Dysart American Legion, 40/8, Dysart Fire Department and the Polka Club of Iowa.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Norman is survived by his wife Diana of Dysart; one sister Joyce Drinovsky Richardson of Iowa City; niece Karrie (Verlyn) Bartling of Vinton; nephew Robert Dale Richardson of Iowa City and one great niece and one great nephew.