Alvin D. Draeger, Janesville, WI (1939-2014)
July 3, 1939 - April 2, 2014
Alvin D. Draeger, age 74, of Janesville, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was born on July 3, 1939, in Brocket, ND, the son of Alvin and Melinda (Kalliokoski) Draeger. Graduating from Brocket High School, he attended the University of North Dakota. Al took the position of Asst. Manager of Kresge Department Store, later know as Kmart, in 1961. Alvin married Mary Ward on Aug. 11, 1962, in Rockford, IL. Al was very active as a volunteer for Easter Seals, Cub Scout master, Boy and Girls Club in sports activities. He was a lifetime member of the Optimist Club, serving as president, board member and with various youth programs. Al was a member and past president of the EAA Chapter 60. Al was an active member of St. Matthew’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Janesville. Al retired from Kmart in 1998, and started his own video business known as William Tell Productions, LLC. His favorite hobbies were flying his plane and riding his Honda Gold Wing.
Al is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Linsey (Kjelland) Draeger. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Joanne.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at ST. MATTHEW’S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, with Rev James Jahnke presiding. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, from 9 a.m. until the time of service at ST. MATTHEWS EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH. SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY is assisting the family. For online obituary and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com