CORRINE ANNE (HRIBAR) DROST, 75, of River Falls, WI, passed away unexpectedly on March 15, 2015, of natural causes. Born June 21, 1939, in Menominee, MI, to Joseph and Marion (Pawlicki) Hribar, she spent her earliest years at the family run hotel in Crivitz, WI, near her grandparents, many aunties and uncles and other extended family. Her father, a school teacher, moved the family across northern Wisconsin, and she spent her high school years in Hayward and Park Falls, graduating in 1957. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls and married Michael A. Drost on July 21, 1962.
Over her lifetime, she taught kindergarten, fourth grade, private piano lessons, served at a local Montessori school, a daycare, parochial school, wrote music for an educational magazine and with her husband, represented her husband and his business at professional events around the country. Her exuberant love of knowledge and fun carried through to how she raised her own children as well as the children she taught! A new discovery, no matter how small, was always an exciting event that she just had to share. She loved music, the arts, education, children’s literature, nature, gardening, being active at St. Bridget’s, good friends and going on adventures. She will be remembered as someone who was always bubbling with excitement, telling stories and sharing a smile.
Corrine is preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Corrine is survived by her children, Elisabeth M. Drost of Woodbury, MN; Jennifer L. Tometich of Hudson, WI; Brian M. Drost (fiance, Stacy Ziegenhagen) of St. Paul, MN; and Peter J. Drost of River Falls, WI; grandchildren Aidan Olewinski, Nathaniel Olewinski, Jaeden Tometich, Julia Tometich; brother Frederick Hribar of Hopkins, MN; sister, Barbara Hennessey (husband, Thomas) of Danbury, WI; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 AM Saturday, March 28, 2015, at St. Bridget Catholic
Church, River Falls, WI. Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 PM Friday, March 27, at Cashman-Hill Funeral Home, River Falls, and one hour prior to Mass at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in St. Bridget Catholic Cemetery, River Falls.
Cashman-Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Service of River Falls is assisting the family.