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AGE: 86


ADDRESS: W7140 Wester Ave., Medford; A Township of Medford resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:50 AM Sunday, December 8 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past 5 years


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 11 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford


OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger


INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford


VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4 to 7:30 PM on Tuesday, December 10 and also from 9 to 11 AM on Wednesday, December 11


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 8, 1927 at the Township of Bern, Marathon County


EDUCATION: Township of Bern elementary school & attended Medford High School


MARRIAGE: June 14, 1949 at Medford to Delores Ann Brushaber and she survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He farmed for most of his life in the Township of Medford. While farming, he worked at the Medford Creamery, Harvey Company & Weather Shield Mfg. until his retirement. He enjoyed puzzles, hunting, fishing, playing cards, darts, dancing and watching baseball games.


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Delores A. Draeger of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Janet (Ned) Fischer of Chippewa Falls, Allen Draeger of Medford, Duane (Sue) Draeger of Medford, Donald (Carol) Draeger of Eau Claire, Leroy (Marge) Draeger of Medford, Carol (Gary) Kurth of Ogema, Marlene Gajda of Medford, Sharon Ruback of Merrimac, NH, Eugene Draeger of Kronenwetter, WI, Laura (Kerry) Holm of Mantorville, MN, Cynthia “Cindy” (Jim) Annala of Westboro, Brian Draeger of Fairfield, Maine


CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Ervin Draeger; Grandchildren - Anthony Fischer & Jason Draeger;
Great Granddaughter – Tori Czarnezki




SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Arlene (George) Collander of Camden, NJ


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 2 Brothers – Harvey & Dennis Draeger; Sister - Edith Weiler


DECEASED FATHER: Robert Draeger, Sr. DECEASED MOTHER: Margaret Schlais


PALLBEARERS: Sons – Allen, Duane, Donald, Leroy, Eugene & Brian Draeger

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