Brian L Dravenstott

Born: Sun., May 3, 1959
Died: Mon., Mar. 19, 2018


5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 23, 2018
Location: Fickes Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

10:30 AM Sat., Mar. 24, 2018
Location: First Church of the Brethren

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Brian L. Dravenstott, 58, passed away peacefully Monday, March 19, at home surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer. Brian was born May 3, 1959 to Wilbur and Margaret (Kasalek) Dravenstott. He was a 1977 graduate of Ashland High school, and attended OSU Mansfield. Brian was Co-Owner and operator of Dravenstott’s Tree Service. He took great pride in the business that he and his brother, Greg, built together over 25 years ago. One of his greatest wishes would be that the tree service will continue to prosper for generations to come. Brian had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Brian is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Karen (Taylor) Dravenstott, who he married on May 12, 1990. He is also survived by his daughter Megan, son Chase, and granddaughter Bristol, who were the loves of his life; sisters Joyce (Ken) Knapic of Cave Creek, Arizona, Carol (Phil) Stentz of Ashland, and Sherry (Dan) Satterfield of Ashland, and brothers Jim (Patty) Dravenstott of Ashland, Gary Dravenstott and Marilee Birchfield of Columbus, Ohio, Jeff (Chris) Dravenstott of Columbus, Georgia, and Greg (Tammy) Dravenstott of Ashland, and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Brian was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation for Brian will be 5 pm to 9 pm Friday, March 23 at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville, Oh. Celebration of life services will be held at First Church of the Brethren, 122 E. 3rd Street, Ashland, Ohio at 10:30 AM , Saturday March 24. A private burial is planned for a later date. Donations may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio (1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland Ohio 44805), First Church of the Brethren (122 E. 3rd Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805), and Midway Baptist Church (P.O. Box 1267, Smiths Station, Alabama 36877). Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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Greg Buehler
   Posted Wed March 21, 2018
Our prayers and thoughts are with you Karen, Megan and Chase. I would chuckle that he wanted to meet to look at a jobs in Wooster on the nights he would bring the family to eat Coccia House Pizza.

Simply put a great man.

Greg and Darby

Terri Rykalla
   Posted Wed March 21, 2018
I'm so very sorry for your loss! Brian was a good person and had a kind heart. May Brian rest in peace and hurt no more. Prayers for his family and friends and may you somehow find a way to move on and know that Brian will be with you always. God bless you all!

Dorothy Carlisle--DeeDee
   Posted Wed March 21, 2018
We were delighted to see baby Chase looking over his Dad's shoulder at Coccia House years ago and we watched Megan and Chase grow into adulthood through the years. We Welcomed Bristol lnto the pizza routine and
enjoyed our Wednesday pizza nights with the Dravenstott family many times. We are saddened to read of Brian's death--saddened and shocked. We send prayers and loving thoughts. Marilyn Tanner and DeeDee Carllisle

Terri Kane
   Posted Wed March 21, 2018

MONET'S GARDEN BASKET was sent by Larry Kane.

With Deepest Sympathy Larry & Terri Kane Ryan & Celsey Kane Steven Kane

Kris Long Ramsey
   Posted Wed March 21, 2018
Your family is in our prayers. So sorry for your loss.

Karen and Gordon Ruth/(Bowman)
   Posted Wed March 21, 2018
We are sorry to hear about Brian. He was a great person and will be missed by many families and friends.

Barbara Pace
   Posted Wed March 21, 2018
David and I at Paradise Hill Golf Course are saddened to hear of the passing of Brian.God speed to Chase and family.

Phillip & Sandy Becker - Wooster
   Posted Wed March 21, 2018
So sorry to read about the passing of Brian. Every time he came to our house to do tree work, we found the same hard working, honest, and fair person. Enjoyed chatting with Brian to learn of his family, of which he was very proud.

May GOD place his comforting hands upon you in your time of sorrow.

Gary A. Balliett
   Posted Thu March 22, 2018
So sorry to hear about Brian's passing. Prayers sent to heal your hearts.

Latonda Ambrose Klaameyer
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Brian's family, friends and loved ones.
What great memories we have of Brian. He alway had a smile on his face and would help anyone.
Brian will be missed by many that knew him.
May God comfort each of you in this difficult time.

Jay Edmondson
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
So sad to see that Brian passed. I remember buy baseball cards off of Brian and his brother Jim when I was younger. Brian then trimmed my trees several times. Always a joy to see and talk to when I saw him. He will be missed !!!!

   Posted Sat March 24, 2018
Was saddened to hear about Brian's passing. I will miss seeing him at Coccias. May his family find peace.

Keith & Joyceann Dreibelbis
   Posted Wed March 28, 2018
We were saddened to hear of Brian's passing. He always had a friendly smile on his face, was a hard worker, and was fair and honest, when he did our tree removal and trimming.

May cherished memories bring you peace at this most difficult time.

Hebrews 13:5

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