Tuesday, November 25, 2014



ADDRESS: W7140 Wester Ave., Medford; A Township of Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Tuesday, November 25 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield where she had been a patient for the past 12 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Monday, December 1 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home 4-8 PM Sunday, November 30 where there will be a 7:45 PM Rosary Service;
also from 9 AM to 10:45 AM on Monday, December 1

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 22, 1930 in the Township of Johnson, Marathon County

EDUCATION: Beaver Creek Elementary School, Gad

MARRIAGE: June 14, 1949 at Medford to Robert “Bob” R. Draeger and he preceded her in death Dec. 8, 2013

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Prior to her marriage, she worked in Milwaukee & worked as a nanny & cleaned houses in the Abbotsford area. They farmed in the Town of Medford for a period of years. While farming she worked as a housewife & mother. She was involved and worked as a secretary for the Medford Farmers Union. In retirement, she worked in area ginseng gardens for 15 years. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, baking, cooking, playing cards, board games, crocheting, dancing, polka music, darts & spending time with family and friends.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING 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, NH, Eugene Draeger of Kronenwetter, Laura (Kerry) Holm of Mantorville, MN, Cynthia “Cindy” (Jim) Annala of Westboro & Brian Draeger of Fairfield, ME

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son – Ervin Draeger; 2 Grandchildren – Anthony Fischer & Jason Draeger; Great-Granddaughter – Tori Czarnezki


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Adeline Stoiber of Dorchester, Henry (Marcella) Brushaber of Medford, Norine Bahr of Milwaukee, Roceda Neumann of Medford, Arlene Brandner of Medford, Eugene (Helen) Brushaber of Medford, Loretta (Dale) Krug of Spencer, Melvin Brushaber of Beaver Dam, WI, Donna (Don) Brey of Stoughton, WI, Alvin (Jane) Gilbertson of Portage, WI

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sandra Warzecha & Elmer Brushaber

DECEASED FATHER: Elmer Hugo Brushaber DECEASED MOTHER:Rose Marie Weiler

PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Kevin Fischer, Steven Ruback, Jason Draeger; Active – Aaron Fischer, Michael Kurth, Kyle Annala, Teddy, Devin & Dustin Draeger

OTHER INFORMATION: -For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com