ENGLEWOOD, Fla. -- Ervin "Pete" Druhot, 93, of Englewood, Fla., passed away in the Hospice House in Venice, Fla., on August 29, 2013, after a brief illness.
Ervin was born on October 12, 1919, to Ervin Eugene and Maggie Druhot, in Tedrow, Ohio. He married Mary C. Behm, the mother of his two children, Michael Eugene Druhot of Nettle Lake, who survives, and Lisa Marie (deceased).
In 1972, he married Betty J. (Wiles) Showalter, who survives. He is also survived by four stepsons, William (Cheryl) Showalter of Niceville, Fla., Jeffery (Mary) Showalter of Englewood, Fla., David (Kim) Showalter of Bryan, Teddy (Sharron) Showalter of La Quinta, Calif.; and two stepdaughters, Joyce Hoffman of Marianna, Fla., and Jannette (Harrison) Huggins of Lincolnton, N.C., as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a stepson, Lowell Showalter; stepdaughter, Peggy Showalter; four brothers; and two sisters; as well as his first wife, Mary C. Behm.
Ervin served in World War II in the Night Guard. He was employed at the Aro Corporation in Bryan, Ohio, for many years. In his younger years, Pete enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time at Hatchett Lake in Michigan. He was a member of Federal Order of Eagles since 1939 and was a Golden Eagle.
Funeral services for Ervin P. Druhot will be held at the Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance, Ohio, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at noon, with visitation from 10 a.m.-noon. Burial will be in Riverview Memory Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Sarasota County, Florida, or the donor's choice.