September 07, 1933 – January 28, 2015
Leon J. Drath, of Gillett, 81, who loved Jesus, went to be with our Lord on January 28, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was born September 7, 1933, to the late Adolph and Leona (nee:Patzer) Drath in Milwaukee.
He proudly served in the US Army receiving a medal of Good Conduct upon his return from Germany. Leon and Lulabelle (nee:Braun) were united in marriage on February 10, 1962, in Gillett. Leon worked at Briggs & Stratton, in Wauwatosa, as a tool and die maker. He was a member of Hillside Assembly of God Church in Gillett. Leon loved helping and spending time with his family. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and teaching Sunday school.
Leon is survived by his loving wife, Lulabelle Drath; his daughters, Karla (Terry) Price of Sussex, Judy (Chuck) Truax of Bonduel; grandchildren, David, Kari(Paul), Daniel, Kristina (Shay), Melissa (Drew), Jessica, Nathan, CJ (Jilane) , Alex; great-grandchildren, Jaxson, Noah, Kinslee, Zeeten, Naj; sister, Dolores (Clay) Juno of Brookfield; aunts, Edna Miller of Coleman, Helen Drath of Oconto Falls; along with special brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Friends may call from 10:30 A.M. to 1 P.M. February 2, 2015 at Hillside Assembly of God Church in Gillett. Funeral service will take place at 1 P.M. with Pastor Paul Carlson officiating. Burial will take place following the funeral service at Wanderers Rest Cemetery in Gillett with Military Honors provided by Gillett American Legion.
A special thank you to our family and friends including our church family for your love and prayers. Also a special thank you to Holly Spletzer, MSN, FNP-C and Woodland Village Nursing Home staff, for their special care, love and prayers.