Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 25th from 2 to 4 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Watertown. The funeral service will be at 4 pm at the church with the Rev. John Kennedy officiating.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Barry Richard Draeger was born in La Crosse, WI on March 19, 1946, son of Robert H. and Miriam (Pertzsch) Draeger. He graduated from UW La Crosse with a degree in Business Administration.
Barry married the former Judy Kastenschmidt in La Crosse on February 14, 1966. They moved to Watertown in 1972 when he became the receiving manager for Shopko. Later he worked in retail sales and real estate. In 1982 he began his long career as s a General Contractor/Builder. He took pride in designing and building affordable high quality homes. Barry, along with partners, Dan Fredrick and Tom Godfroy, built Windwood Country Club of Watertown.
Barry loved spending time with family, especially his grandsons, and his friends. He was an avid Wisconsin sports fan.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Draeger of Watertown; his son, Barry J. (Terri) Draeger and twin grandsons, Evan and Cameron of Parker, CO; a brother, Robert W. (Donna) Draeger of Waupaca; sister-in-law, Karyl Draeger of Macomb, IL; nieces, Kim (Mark) Jensen, Diane (Christopher) Thompson; nephews, Todd (Cristina Werling) Draeger and David Draeger, as well as other relatives and friends.
Barry was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Draeger.