We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Wausau Chapel
Glenn Duane Draeger entered God’s Kingdom on Monday, June 20th at the age of 87. He passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by family, and under the care of hospice.
Glenn was born on July 1st, 1934, to Leona (Beyer) and Frederick Draeger in the Township of Little Wolf.
Glenn married Susan Young on April 22, 1954, and shortly after, he left to serve in the Korean War. Upon returning home, Glenn and Susan went on to have four children: Pamela, Jennifer, Jeffrey, and Steven. Glenn and Susan lived in Rib Mountain for 50 years and spent the last three years at Birchwood Highlands Apartments in Weston before moving to Primrose Retirement Community in March of this year. Together, they enjoyed traveling, with most memorable trips to Germany, the Holy Lands, and numerous trips to the Cayman Islands.
In addition to being a loving father and husband, Glenn was a dedicated businessman, owning and operating Rib Mountain Hardware as a family business from 1962 -2001. He always had a solution for every problem and was well known within the community.
Throughout his life, Glenn held an unwavering faith in God, which he shared with those who surrounded him. He was actively involved in his church, serving as President and a board member of Rib Mountain Lutheran, and service as an Elder and Usher at Mount Olive Lutheran.
Glenn was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Glenn joins his parents, brothers Frank and Clarence, sister Irene, and daughter Pamela Rotgers in Heaven. He is survived by his wife Susan, Sister Milly, his children Jennifer (Brad) Murphy, Jeffrey (Jane) Draeger, Steven (Susan) Draeger, and son-in-law, John Rotgers, as well as his grandchildren: Brandon (Melissa) Murphy, John (Ashley) Rotgers, Becky (Joe) Serdar, Hannah (Patrick) Arbogast, Amanda (Korey) Sahr, Julie (Michael) Klecker, Alex (Erica) Draeger, Rachel Draeger, Katie (Omar) Herrera, and Paul Draeger. He is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren: Maxwell, Brynlea, Isabella, Milo, Harrison, Aubrey, Madelyn, Katie, Olivia, Maverick, Nathan, Leo, and Jackson.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 22nd from 4-7pm at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Weston and again from 10-11am on Thursday, June 23rd before the funeral service which takes place at 11am. A luncheon will follow.