John Drum


John Hugh Drum, 73, of Pequot Lakes, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019. He was born February 19, 1946 to Francis and Mary Drum in Superior, WI. John was raised in Robbinsdale, MN where he graduated high school in 1964. He was a world class ski jumper and flyer, attended the U of M in Minneapolis, and was a Marine who served in Vietnam. He married Cynthia Olson and had two children, Angela and Jason. He resided in Ideal Township and most recently in Homosassa, FL with his dear friend Margo Schifsky. Preceded in death by his father, Francis. Survived by his mother, Mary; sister, Virginia (Fred); children, Angie and Jason (Colleen); grandchildren, Savannah, Bruen, and Drake; niece Carrie Newhouse (Jay), nephew Michael Wherland (Heidi), and many friends who cared for and loved him. John was a caring and generous father, grandfather, son, coach and friend. John will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He will forever be in our hearts. Please join us to celebrate John’s life, memorial services will be 2PM on Sunday, Sept. 8, at Kline Funeral Home, Pequot Lakes. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Private family interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pequot Lakes. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Crosslake/Ideal Lions in John’s name at

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