Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Richard A. Draeger
August 10, 1955 - September 17, 2016 (Age 61)
Pipersville, WI
Service: October 9, 2016
Richard A. Draeger
Richard A. Draeger, age 61, of Pipersville, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farmington with Rev. Paul Burk officiating. Burial will take place at the parish cemetery. Family and friend 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.
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 Associates Degree in Accounting. On June 21, 1975 he married Lina A. Ratliff in Peru, IN at Grissom Air Force Base. Richard retired from the United States Air Force after twenty-two 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, MN; 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; Kathy Stukel of Hartland as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert.
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