Michael Jerome Drees, 64, of Ryland Heights, passed away Monday, July 30, 2018 at his residence. He was born on March 5, 1954 in Covington to the late Norbert Drees, Sr. and Rosemary Wagner Drees. Michael was a retired electrician with Local # 212 I.B.E.W. and a 43 year active member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Survivors include his loving wife, Mimi Dickerson Drees; two brothers, Norbert (Tessie) Drees, Jr. of Troy, Ohio and Dennis (Karen) Drees of Florence; two sisters, Dianne (Elmer) DeMoss of Latonia and Catherine (Tom) DiBello of Covington. He was an adored uncle to multiple nieces and nephews and beloved friend to many. In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by one brother, Martin Drees; one sister, Maryrose Duncan. Michael was a gentle giant who loved nature. He was an apiarian, avid gardener and he lovingly tended flocks of ducks, chickens and Rooster Cogburn. He is and will continue to be greatly missed. A prayer service will be held at 1:00PM on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Middendorf Funeral Home, 3312 Madison Pike, Ft. Wright, KY. 41017. A celebration of life will follow the prayer service at The Garden of Park Hills 1622 Dixie Hwy, Park Hills, KY 41011. Memorial contributions are suggested to Alcoholics Anonymous, 405 Oak Street, Cincinnati, OH. 45219. Online condolences may be expressed at www.middendorf-funeralhome.com.