Don R. Draheim, 80, of Johnson Creek, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at his home.

Don was born on April 23, 1939, in Hilbert, the son of Rex and Leona (Kasper) Draheim. He married his wife, Jo-Ann Barcelona, on June 30, 1967, in Watertown and the couple enjoyed 52 years of marriage. He spent most of his life farming on his beloved farm in Johnson Creek. After retiring Don and his wife started making pet supplies for local craft shows, he specifically asked his wife to teach him how to sew in order to help her out more making the crafts. Don was known around town for wearing his favorite comfortable clothes -- leg warmers with shorts. Above all, Don enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Don is survived by his wife, Jo-Ann; son Bradd (Christine) Draheim of Madison; daughter Kristi (Robb Cunningham) Draheim of Jefferson; three granddaughters, Kristina, Amanda and Jesika; two great-grandchildren, Zivia and Zaiden; and his sister Sharon (Herbert) Harwood of Johnson Creek. He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his parents.

A friends and family gathering will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Aug. 4, at Ebenezer Moravian Church.

Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Homes is caring for the family. To place an online condolence please visit

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