Dolores C. Draeger
Birth date: August 27, 1925
Death date: December 30, 2011
Dolores Christina Draeger, completed her ten year Alzheimer’s journey and entered her heavenly home as the last of the Beyel family on Friday, December 30, 2011, the seventh day of the Christmas Octave, at the Marshfield Care Center. Her family accompanied her on her journey and returned their gift to the Father, who blessed us with her eighty six years ago.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at her parish home, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Bakerville, concelebrated with Father James Logan, Father Peter Manickam and Father Thomas Rudolph. Deacon Ray Draeger will assist in the Mass of Resurrection. She will be laid to rest in Corpus Christi Cemetery. She brought her children lovingly into this world and so her six sons, Ron, Rudy, Randy, Ray, Roger and Russ will carry her home as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at Corpus Christi Church on Wednesday from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm and on Thursday from 9:30 am until service time. Rembs funeral home is assisting the family.
Dolores was born on August 27, 1925 in Stratford to Joseph and Mary (Schneider) Beyel, where she attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and school. She met the love of her life, George Draeger at a dance in Rozellville. They were married on November 28, 1946 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Stratford and celebrated sixty five years of marriage. Initially living on the family farm in Edgar, they moved to Marshfield in 1960 where they operated their dairy farm and raised 4 Ѕ dozen children. That’s right, four daughters and a half dozen sons. Their dynasty includes thirty six grandchildren and thirty five and Ѕ great grandchildren. “Grandma Draeger" was known for her many years of volunteer work for Wood County Head Start (15 years) and the Marshfield Care Center. (20 years) She loved children and spoiled approximately 1000 children along the way.
Grandma is forever remembered and loved by her husband, George and children, Ronald (Marcia) Draeger of Spencer, Georgene (Gene) Donnerbauer, Rudy (Louann) Draeger, Randy (Sharon) Draeger, Deacon Ray (Jo Ann) Draeger, Roger (Carrie) Draeger, Russ (Marsha) Draeger, Gerri (Mike) LeGrand, Gayle (Gerry) Peterson and Grace (Tom) Herkert, all of Marshfield.
In eternity she will join her parents, Joe and Mary Beyel, her brothers, Alfred and Isadore Beyel, sisters, Rena Pulchinski, Laurie Andejewski, Evelyn Pettinger, Pauline (Leichey) Boltoch, Dorothy Staadt and Jeanne Fischer and a grandson, Jonathon Draeger.
Dolores was God’s servant until the very end and although she loved flowers would prefer her legacy live on in her parish family. Memorials may be dedicated to Corpus Christi Parish.
The Draeger family would like to give their heartfelt thanks to all Mom’s neighbors, friends and caregivers at the Marshfield Care Center who blessed her on her journey.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com
4:00 pm until 8:00 pm and one hour prior to the service. Prayer & Share Time Tribute to Grandma on January 4, 2012 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Bakerville, Wisconsin Prayer & Share Time-Tribute to Grandma Draeger at 6:30 PM.Service:
10:30 am on January 5, 2012 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Bakerville, Wisconsin