Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Dennis B. Draginis
Service: October 27, 2012
Dennis B. Draginis
Dennis B. Draginis, 81, of King, formerly of Watertown, passed away on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, due to complications of Lung Cancer.
A Family Graveside Service, with Military Honors, will be on Saturday, Oct. 27th, at 11 a.m. at the Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown with the Rev. Dr. Rick Brewer officiating.
Dennis Bryan Draginis was born on April 2, 1931 in Waupun, son of Bryan and Minnie (Gallert) Draginis. On August 24, 1957, he married Lilas A. Witte at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown.
Dennis joined the U.S. Air Force after high school and served in Korea as an aircraft mechanic during the Korean War. He continued his love of airplanes after his service in the Air Force and was a lifelong member of the EAA. He also enjoyed and practiced magic and entertained during many birthday parties and was a member of the Houdini Club. Upon returning to Watertown, he was the Manager of the Watertown Theater and owned and operated Draginis Real Estate Company. He finished his work career at Eaton Corporation of Watertown.
Survivors include his son, Bryan Draginis of Sun Prairie and his children, Alexandria and John Draginis; his daughter, Lisa Dawson of Oshkosh and her children, Kimberly and Melissa; a sister, Lila Wenzel and her husband, Donald, and other relatives and friends.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lilas; and a brother, Donald L. Draginis.
The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
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