Almond Dale Drone, 53, of Otsego, died Saturday, March 4, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
He was born July 7, 1958, in Wadena to Almond and Ethel (Lilly) Drone. He graduated from Staples High School and Staples Vo-Tech School to become a machine operator. Mr. Drone worked for Cornelius in Anoka for 23 years. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, cars, motorcycles, and going to car shows. He also loved spending time with his family, being active in the church, and reading the Bible.
His funeral service will be held today (Saturday, March 10) at 11 a.m. at Assembly of God Church in Staples, Minn. with the Rev. Roy Miles officiating. Brenny Funeral Chapel of Staples is serving the family. Interment will be at Montrose Cemetery in Staples.
Mr. Drone is survived by his step-mother, Betty Drone of Staples; siblings, Gary West of Brainerd, Kerry (Margaret) West of Wadena, Bruce Drone of Staples, Norman (Shawna) Drone of Verndale, Starr (Larry) Botzet of Hutchinson, Dale (Kathy) Self of Pillager, Ramona Self of Brainerd, and Jesse (KaAnn) Drone of Staples; brother-in-law, Wilbur Self of Elk River; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Almond and Ethel; sister, Lois; and brother, Joey West.