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Florence I. Drachenberg

May 25, 2018

Florence Drachenberg, age 98, of Watertown, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Marquardt Health Center.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. with visitation beginning at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Todd Iverson officiating. A private family burial was held at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in Lebanon. Memorials, if desired, would be appreciated to the church, Immanuel Quilters or Immanuel-PEP (Personal Essentials Pantry).

Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.

Florence Irma Braunschweig was born on May 27, 1919, in the town of Herman, the daughter of Gust and Althea (nee Schwefel) Braunschweig. She was baptized on June 15, 1919, and confirmed on Nov. 6, 1932, at Immanuel Lutheran Church-Lebanon. She was a 1937 graduate of Watertown High School, a 1939 graduate of Dodge County Teachers College in Mayville, and taught in a one-room school in the town of Emmet. On July 6, 1946, she was united in marriage to Max Drachenberg at Immanuel Lutheran Church-Lebanon. Max preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 2001.

Florence is survived by her three daughters, Kathy (Rick) Schuett of Watertown, Marie (Terry) Reynolds of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Nancy (Dave) Klocek of Lake Mills; grandchildren, Ryan (Krista) Schuett of Watertown, Thea (Jeremy) Paxton of Eagle River, Alaska, Jonathan Reynolds of Cincinnati, Kathryn Reynolds of Iowa City, Iowa, Nora Klocek of Milwaukee, Carolyn (fiancé Ryan Cronin) Klocek of Chicago, Illinois, and Joseph (Allie Novitske) Klocek of Madison; great-grandchildren, Eliana Schuett, Alex Schuett and Lucas Paxton; sisters-in-law, Lucia Radloff and Hildegarde (Ron) Kuehl; special cousin, Betty Schumacher and her family; as well as other relatives and friends at Highland Apartments and Zwieg’s Grill.

She was further preceded in death by her parents, special cousins Rich (Barb) and Bill (Verna) Minning, and Drachenberg in-laws.

Thank you to Marquardt Health Center for taking such good care of our mom this last year.

Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service

611 E. Main St. Watertown