CelieMae M. Draeger, age 84, of Gibbon, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021, at Cedar Crest Estate in Silver Lake, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gibbon, Minnesota, with interment following at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2021, from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M., one hour prior to the service at the church.
Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.
CelieMae Martha Draeger was born on May 13, 1936, in Bismarck Township, Sibley County, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Arthur and Viola (Kuehn) Schauer. CelieMae was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth both at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gibbon, Minnesota. She received her education in Gibbon through grade 9.
On August 4, 1954, CeliaMae was united in marriage to Lawrence Robert William Draeger at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gibbon. This marriage was blessed with two children, Steven and Debra. CelieMae and Lawrence resided in Brownton, Minnesota, for a short time before settling in Gibbon. They shared 46 years of marriage until Lawrence passed away on October 16, 2000.
CelieMae worked at the Gibbon Produce when her children were growing up. Then she was employed as a seamstress at Fingerhut in Gaylord and Jolly Tundra in Winthrop. She retired in 2012. CelieMae was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gibbon.
CelieMae enjoyed dancing, listening to old time music, and playing cards. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends.
When CelieMae needed assistance with her daily care, she became a resident at Cedar Crest Estate in Silver Lake on January 10, 2013. She passed away there on Friday, April 2, 2021, at the age of 84 years.
Blessed be her memory.
CelieMae is survived by her:
Son, Steven Draeger and his wife, Dawn, of St. Peter, MN;
Daughter, Debra Fenske and her husband, David, of Hutchinson, MN;
Grandchildren, Justin (Amanda) Draeger, Kristin Draeger, Ryan (Nicole) Draeger, Tylor (Trisha) Fenske, and Cegi (Joseph) Wassman;
Great Grandchildren, Kale and Sophie Draeger, Aspen and Oakston Fenske, Jayden, Miya and Renley Wassman;
Siblings, Wilbert Schauer of Winthrop, MN,
Mavis Klukas and her husband, Steven, of Gibbon, MN,
Sandra Isakson of Salt Lake City, UT;
Brother-In-Law, Harlan Bruns of Grey Eagle, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
CelieMae is preceded in death by her Parents, Arthur and Viola Schauer; Husband, Lawrence Draeger; Siblings, Lilla (Elsert) Buerkle, Vivian (Allan) Rude, and Lerain Bruns.