March 2, 1951 - May 25, 2014
Anthony James "Tony" Draege, 63, of rural Vandalia passed away at his home on Sunday, May 25, 2014. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church of Vandalia with Rev. Pete LeDuc officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00pm, Friday, May 30 at the First Unitedd Methodist Church in Vandalia and also 1 hour prior to services Saturday at the church. Burial will follow the services Saturday. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to the Future Farmers of America (FFA) or to Crown Point Community Church. The family of Tony Draege also asks that casual attire be worn for the services. Tony was born March 2, 1951 in Mt. Vernon, IL the son of Robert W. and Helen "Jean" (Hawkins) Draege. He married Kathryn "Kathy" (Brown) Draege on December 31, 1988 in Vandalia. Tony was a self employed farmer of Draege Farms, and Stock Car Racer; and former Vandalia Road Township Commissioner; he served on the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 520 of Granite City, was a former board member of the ASC office and member of the national FFA organization. Tony enjoyed farming and racing at Fayette County Speedway with his boys, hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle and summer vacations in Arkansas. Tony is survived by his wife Kathy Draege of Vandalia; father Robert Draege of Mt. Vernon; sons Michael Meyer of Shobonier, Aaron Draege of Vandalia, Aric "Jake" Draege and fiancée Emily McKnelly of Farina, and Colton Draege and girlfriend Alyssa Cole of Vandalia; daughter Emalie Jo Meyer Babb and husband Shannon of Moweaqua; sisters Brenda and husband Dale Randall and Dessie and husband Carl "JR" Staley all of Mt. Vernon; nephew Robert Staley of Mt. Vernon; father and mother in law David W. and Betty Brown of Vandalia; sisters in law Cindy and husband Randy Woolsey of Patoka and Beth and husband Larry Redman of Fillmore; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Helen "Jean" Draege.
Anthony James "Tony" Draege, 63, of rural Vandalia passed away at his home on Sunday, May 25, 2014. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church of Vandalia with Rev. Pete LeDuc... View Obituary & Service Information
Obituary & Service
Anthony James "Tony" Draege, 63, of rural Vandalia passed away...View More
Flowers & Gifts
Send flowers to the " Draege family.Send Flowers