Obit: Draper, Flora (1873 - 1966)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Draper, Sitts, Vogel

----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, WI) 17 Feb. 1966

Draper, Flora (26 Nov 1873-09 Feb 1966)

Mrs. Frank Draper, age 92, Loyal, died at 5 a.m. Wednesday, February 9, at the Clark County Hospital, Owen. She had a resident there for eight years. Cause of death was due to old age complications.

Services were held at the Myre Funeral Home on Saturday, February 12 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Paul Doering officiated and burial was made in the Pine Grove Cemetery.

The former Flora Sitts was born November 26, 1873, near Loyal. She was a pioneer resident of Loyal. Lived in and near Loyal all her life. Her parents Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sitts were one of the first settlers of this community. They came here in 1865 from Dodge County and homesteaded land east and north of Loyal. At this time Loyal wasn’t here. The closest town was Neillsville.

March 30, 1898 she married John Vogel who passed away February 19,1912. Her second marriage to Horace Draper took place May 3, 1922 and he died September 20, 1922.

Pallbearers were Glen Doering, Henry Boe, H. E. Catlin, Lawrence Welsh, Julius Ehlert and Ray Prior.

Mrs. Paul Doering was the soloist and she sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Safe In The Arms of Jesus,” Mrs. Ryron Zepplin was the organist.

She is survived by one son Ray Vogel, Owen; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Edna Cone of Loyal.

She was preceded in death by two sons Lyle in infancy and Roy in 1959. Also three sisters, two brothers and one granddaughter.

Out of town relatives were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Vogel and Diane, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Behringer, and Mr. and Mrs. IrvinTomkiwak, Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Vogel and children, Villa Park, Illinois; Mr and Mrs. Walter Vogel and children, and Mr. and Mrs. James Koel, Milwaukee; Mrs. Eva Vogel and Mr. and Mrs. John Vogel and children, Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Valiesky, Sheboygan; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Rattary, Wheeler; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Newman and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Boehning, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Vogel, Greenwood; and many other friends and relatives from the surrounding area.



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