Robert J. Drays
May 26, 1940 — Oct. 28, 2016
Robert J. “Biff” Drays, age 76, formerly of Ixonia, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2016.
Robert John Drays was born on May 26, 1940, in Watertown, the son of Julius and Marie (Buske) Drays. He served in the Marine Corps from 1958 to 1962 in Japan and Vietnam. On January 13, 1968, he married Pegi Gendrich in Waukesha. He had been employed at Milwaukee Electric Tool for 37 years and was a bartender at Mapleway Bowl in Oconomowoc for many years as well.
Biff was a member of Dr. Martin Luther Church in Oconomowoc, the Ixonia Lion’s Club and the Oconomowoc Men’s Bowling Association. He was inducted into the Oconomowoc Men’s Bowling Hall of Fame in 1996.
Biff had played softball in the Ixonia and Ashippun over 40 league, he was an avid Packers fan and was a Wisconsin sports nut.
Survivors include his wife, Pegi; their children, DeeDee Drays, Bryan (Cindy) Drays and David (Christa) Drays; and grandchildren, Brady, Brittany and Blake Drays and Breckon and Revson Hill. He is also survived by two sisters, Phyllis (LaVern) Zoellick and Mary Hilty; three stepbrothers, Thys Jones, Al (Nancy) Jones and George (Carol) Jones; a stepsister, Zelma Carlson; a sister-in-law, Marietta (Gene Draeger) Gendrick; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a son, Bob Drays; his parents; stepmother, Ceil Jones; stepbrother, Roy Jones; and his father- and mother-in-law, Erv and Maggie Gendrich Funeral services will be on Monday, November 7, at 1:00 PM at Dr. Martin Luther Church in Oconomowoc, with Pastor Larry Harpster officiating.
Family and friends may call on Monday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the church. A military honors service will follow the services at the church.
Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 920-261-3439, is serving the family. Online condolences may be left at