Obit: Draeger, Delores Ann (1930 - 2014)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Annala, Bahr, Brandner, Brey, Brushaber, Czarnezki, Devin, Draeger, Fischer, Gajda, Gilbertson, Holm, Krug, Kurth, Neumann, Ruback, Stefancin, Stoiber, Warzecha, Weiler, Willger

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 11/26/2014

Draeger, Delores Ann (Brushaber) (22 MAR 1930 - 25 NOV 2014)

Delores A. Draeger, 84, town of Medford, died on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, where she had been a patient the past 12 days.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 1 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating. Interment will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Medford. Active pallbearers are Aaron Fischer, Michael Kurth, Kyle Annala, and Teddy, Devin and Dustin Draeger. Honorary pallbearers are Kevin Fischer, Steven Ruback, and Jason Draeger.

Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford on Sunday, Nov. 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. with a 7:45 p.m. rosary service, and on Monday from 9 to 10:45 a.m.

The former Delores Brushaber was born on March 22, 1930 in the town of Johnson, Marathon County, to the late Elmer Hugo and Rose Marie (Weiler) Brushaber. She attended Beaver Creek Elementary School in Gad. She worked in Milwaukee and worked as a nanny and cleaned houses in the Abbotsford area.

On June 14, 1949 in Medford, she married Robert "Bob" R. Draeger, who preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 2013. They farmed in the town of Medford and she was a housewife and mother. She also was involved and worked as a secretary for the Medford Farmers Union. During retirement, she worked in area ginseng gardens for 15 years.

She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, baking, cooking, playing cards, board games, crocheting, dancing, polka music, darts and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include 12 children, Janet (Ned) Fischer of Chippewa Falls, Allen Draeger, Duane (Sue) Draeger, Leroy( Marge) Draeger and Marlene Gajda, all of Medford, Donald (Carol) Draeger of Eau Claire, Carol (Gary) Kurth of Ogema, Sharon Ruback of Merrimack, N.H., Eugene Draeger of Kronenwetter, Laura (Kerry) Holm of Mantorville, Minn., Cynthia "Cindy" (Jim) Annala of Westboro and Brian Draeger of Fairfield, Maine; 10 siblings, Adeline Stoiber of Dorchester, Henry (Marcella) Brushaber, Roceda Neumann, Arlene Brandner, and Eugene (Helen) Brushaber, all of Medford, Norine Bahr of Milwaukee, Loretta (Dale) Krug of Spencer, Melvin Brushaber of Beaver Dam, Donna (Don) Brey of Stoughton and Alvin (Jane) Gilbertson of Portage; 26 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Ervin Draeger, two grandchildren, Anthony Fischer and Jason Draeger; a great-granddaughter, Tori Czarnezki; and two siblings, Sandra Warzecha and Elmer Brushaber.

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Note: Middle name extracted from the obituary of Robert Draeger



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