Gerald “Jerry” A. Draffkorn Sr., 74, Wonder Lake, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at The Springs in Crystal Lake, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Jan. 2, 1939, in Chicago to Frank and Marian Quall Draffkorn.
On Aug. 8, 1982, he married Susan Sullivan in Wonder Lake.
He served in the U.S. Army. He was a well driller and retired three years ago from Joseph H. Huemann & Sons, Ringwood.
He was a member of The Church of Holy Apostles, McHenry.
Survivors include his wife; Wonder Lake, two daughters, Jennifer (Patrick) Etherington, Round Lake Park, and Jill Draffkorn, Woodstock; three sons, Jerry (Natalie) Draffkorn Jr., Woodstock, Jeff (Mary) Draffkorn, Mount Prospect, and Jim Draffkorn, Wheeling; two brothers, Frank (Ellen) Draffkorn, Dallas, Ga., and twin brother Tom (Janice) Draffkorn, Woodstock; and eight grandchildren, Trey, Jonelle, Katie, Matthew and Jonathon Draffkorn and Nathan, Emily and Logan Etherington.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Marianne Cristy, and a brother, Donald Draffkorn.
Visitation was July 5 at The Church of Holy Apostles, McHenry. The funeral was July 6 at the church. The Rev. Paul White officiated. Burial was at Christ the King Cemetery, Wonder Lake.
Arrangements were made by Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling. Memorials can be sent to www.schillingfuneralhome.com.