Beatrice M. "Bea" Draves, 72 of Watertown, passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center of Johnson Creek.
She was born on July 4, 1942 in Watertown, the daughter of Ira and Eleanor (Kerr) Weber. She married Merlin D. Draves on September 26, 1959 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Watertown. Bea enjoyed reading, gardening, boating and playing cards. She also enjoyed donating her time to Bread and Roses. From 1966-2001 she worked for Wisconsin Telephone, Bell Telephone, Ameritech, and SBC Global. She was a long-time member of Immanuel Church, was a member of the Watertown Moose Lodge and a life-long member of the Watertown Humane Society.
Survivors include: 3 Children Cindy (Gary) Finstad of Richfield, Jim (Nancy Schultz) Draves of Watertown, Kelly (Chris Marshalek) Draves of West Bend; 6 Grandchildren Macalah Finstad, Ali Finstad, Jade Finstad, MacKenzie Draves, Garrid Neitzel and Andrew (Stephanie) Marshalek; 6 Great-Grandchildren; Brother Harland (Edie) Weber of Watertown. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by: her parents and her husband.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the RN Scholarship are appreciated.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30AM Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home of Watertown with Rev. Dean Natterstad presiding. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 9:00AM until the time of service. Entombment will be at Glenview Memorial Gardens of Ixonia.
Saturday, September 20th, 2014, 9:00am - 10:30am, Pederson- Nowatka Funeral Home- Watertown
Saturday, September 20th, 2014, 10:30am, Pederson- Nowatka Funeral Home- Watertown
Glenview Memorial Gardens