Jerry L. Draayer, 55, of Le Mars, and a Hawarden native, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at the Abbey of Le Mars.
Grateful for having shared his life are his children, Lenny (Catherine) Schuttm of Algona, Jonna (Keith) Sprague of Alcester, S.D.; siblings, David Draayer of Lowell, Ark., Cindy (Gary) Cernohous of Ihlen, Minn., Melissa De Jager of Alton, and Stacy (Jena) Draayer of Box Elder, S.D.; four grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews; uncles and aunts; his companion of 26 years, Henrietta Joyce Attema; and Babe the dog.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Orville "Corky" and Donna (Strong) Draayer; and a nephew, Jordan Merrick.
Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Hawarden. Graveside services will be 9:30 a.m. Friday in Grace Hill Cemetery in Hwarden. Arrangements are under the direction of Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars
Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com