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Peg Mary (Weyers) DravesOctober 17, 1944 ~ June 25, 2017 (age 72)
Peg M. Draves, 72, Neenah, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017, surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on October 17, 1944, to the late Henry and Rosella (Timmers) Weyers at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton, and resided in Kaukauna until moving to Oshkosh in 1952. Peg was united in marriage to the love of her life, Charles "Charlie" L. Draves on January 8, 1966 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Oshkosh.
Peg is survived by daughters: Jane (Gordy) Eastman – Muscle Shoals, AL; Ann (Jim) Peliotes – Ada, MI; Katey (Rick) Buss – Neenah; and Beth (Jim) Giese – Inver Grove Heights, MN. She is also survived by siblings: Dee (Doc) Mosher – Neenah; Betty Schoenberger – Oshkosh; Hank (Judy) Weyers – Oshkosh; brothers-in-law: John (Rita) Draves – Neenah, and Bob Becker – Greenville; grandchildren: Brian (Sara), Amanda (Nick), Jonathan, Michael, Darik, Connor, Hannah and Charlie; and great-grandchildren: Marilyn, Sullivan and Brooklyn; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Peg was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charlie; sisters: Euny Becker and Ruth Pleshek; mother-in-law Evelyn Draves; and brothers-in-law: Knute Pleshek and Tom Schoenberger.
Peg graduated in 1962 from Lourdes High School, Oshkosh where she made many lasting friendships. She also maintained life-long friendships during her career at Kimberly Clark and Horace Mann Middle School in Neenah, from which she retired in 2009. Peg was a member of St. Gabriel Parish, Neenah.
Peg loved to travel! Some of her favorite places were Riviera Maya with her daughters, Alaska, Arizona, New York, and annual get-away vacations she planned with her siblings. No matter where she went or what she was doing, her adventurous and fun-loving spirit was always present. Peg cherished family traditions and get-togethers, was an avid reader, movie-goer, and enjoyed going for drives to take in the beautiful fall colors during her favorite time of the year.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, July 7, 2017, at St. Gabriel Parish, 900 Geiger St., Neenah, with Fr. Dennis Bergsbaken and Deacon Tom Gritton officiating. Per Peg’s wishes, a private interment will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Neenah, where she will be laid to rest with her beloved Charlie. Visitation will be held Friday at the church from 9:00 AM until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the benefit of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Grace on Wings: Peg Draves Memorial Fund, c/o CONE Credit Union, 219 W. Cecil St., Neenah, WI 54956.
Peg’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation for all the love, prayers and support extended to her and them. And a special thank you to all of her medical providers and caregivers throughout her brave fight.