Draven Alexander Findeis, 12 years of age, of Beatrice passed away unexpectedly surrounded by family on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018 from complications with the flu at Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. He was born in Beatrice on Oct. 5, 2006 to Eric Findeis and Holly Jones. Draven was a sixth grader at Beatrice Middle School. He was an avid artist and reader. Draven enjoyed video games, legos, cartoons, super heroes, music, drawing, comic books and Taco Bell.
Draven is survived by his mother, Holly Jones of Beatrice; father, Eric Findeis of Omaha; grandparents, Kris Jones of Beatrice, Dennis and Deb Findeis of Marysville, Kansas; great grandparents, Arlene and Butch Panko of Syracuse, Denzil and Thelma Bell of Falls City; aunts and uncles, Jesse and Crystal Jones, April and Marty Seibert, Christina and Curtis Schmidt, all of Beatrice; and many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Stephen Jones; cousin, Devon Hunzeker; and several other beloved family members.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice with Pastor Rachel Johnson officiating. Casual attire is requested. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice. Closed casket visitation where guests are encouraged to sign Draven's casket will be held from noon to 8 p.m. with family greeting friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice. Instead of leaving a memorial, the family encourages everyone to get a flu shot in memory of Draven. Condolences may be left online at www.harmanwrightmortuary.com. Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice in charge of arrangements.