Richard A. Draeger
Aug. 10, 1955 — Sept. 17, 2016
Richard A. Draeger, age 61, of Pipersville, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
Richard was born on August 10, 1955, in Watertown, the son of Robert O. and Florence E. (nee Behlke) Draeger. He was a 1973 graduate of Arrowhead High School in Hartland. Richard graduated from WCTC in Waukesha with an associate’s degree in accounting. On June 21, 1975, he married Lina A. Ratliff in Peru, Ind., at Grissom Air Force Base. Richard retired from the United States Air Force after 22 years. He then worked as a bus driver for D& H Enterprise. Richard was a member of American Legion Post #189 and Watertown Lions Club.
Richard is survived by his wife of 41 years, Lina Draeger; two children, Kelly Lynn (Paul) Hesse of Shakopee, Minn., and Richard Allen Draeger Jr. of Watertown; three grandchildren, Michael Hesse, Jeremy Hesse and Tucker Roberts; mother, Florence Draeger; sisters Brenda (Mike) Maki of Oconomowoc, Paula (Bobby) Weikert of Hartland and Kathy Stukel of Hartland; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 9, at 3:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farmington with the Rev. Paul Burk officiating. Burial will take place at the parish cemetery. Family and friends may gather at the church from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farmington would be appreciated.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.