Florence E (Behlke) Draeger of Hartland passed to eternal life on Sunday October 27, 2019, at the age of 87, while at The View on Pine Ridge, Oconomowoc WI after a long struggle with Dementia & Diabetes. She was born June 5, 1932 to the late Edmund & Edna (Kunert) Behlke in the Town of Shields, WI.
On August 27, 1949 she married the love of her life, the late Robert O Draeger, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Johnson Creek, WI they were married for 65 years till his death November 2, 2014. They moved to Hartland, WI in 1971. She enjoyed camping and traveling to visit with lots of family, especially her grand & great-grandchildren. Loved playing bingo, cribbage and cards, mostly sheepshead.
Florence is survived by her children Brenda (Mike) Maki, Paula (Robert) Weikert, Kathleen (Draeger) Stukel & Ted Driefke. Grandchildren Kelly (Draeger) Hesse, Richard Draeger Jr, Chris (Becky) Maki, Daniel (Kristy) Maki, Kim (Weikert) Joe Hartmann, Jacob (Megan) Weikert, Crystal (Stukel) Andrew Kucharski. Great Grandchildren Michael & Jeremy Hesse, Ryan Maki, Addylaide, Blake, Logan & Paisley Weikert, Hailey Rose Kucharski, Isabella Ann Hartmann. She is further survived by daughter-in- law Lina Draeger, sisters-in-law Evelyn (Draeger) Fischer, Doris & Judy Draeger, brother-in-law Harley (Marge) Draeger, nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her husband Robert, Florence was preceded in death by her children; Richard Sr., an infant son, Dennis and daughter Christine, and parents Edmund & Edna Behlke. She is the last of 11 Siblings Dorothy Ziemer, Vernon Behlke, Kenneth Behlke, Gladys Newby, Grace Newby, Paul Behlke, Merlin Behlke, Norman Behlke, Rodell Behlke & Georgian Wasmund.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church W240 N3103 Pewaukee Road/Hwy164 Pewaukee, WI 53072 from 10 AM until Funeral Services at 11:30 AM followed by a reception. Final rest will be in Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery W4095 Cty Hwy B, Johnson Creek WI 53038. In lieu of flowers memorials to the church appreciated.
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