Eddie Ralph Draffen 1946-2020


A Family-led Memorial Service via ZOOM video

Celebrating Eddie’s Life

Saturday, September 12,2020

Visitation from 12:30 pm -1:00 pm

Service begins at 1:00 pm

Sam Gehring, Officiating

Eddie R. Draffen of Decatur, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020.

A Family-led Memorial Service will be held on ZOOM video conference, Saturday, September 12th at 1:00 pm. Officiating will be Sam Gehring. Visitation will begin at 12:30 pm. Tanzyus Logan Funeral Service and Care is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Eddie was born in February of 1946 in Paducah, Kentucky. He was the son of Joe B. and Gladys C. Draffen. He graduated from Tilghman High School in 1964. He retired from Caterpillar in 2012. He became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1975. He enjoyed studying the Bible and helping others to learn what it taught. Eddie married Lois (Betsy) Goodman in July of 1968.

Eddie is survived by his wife, daughter, Betsy Ernst and husband Barry of Decatur, Illinois; sister, Sonja Stone of Paducah, Kentucky; brother-in-law, Douglas Goodman of Ledbetter, Kentucky and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Gladys C.; his sister, Susie; brothers, Joseph, Larry, Phillip, Charles and Michael.

Eddie will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was known for his humor and loved to make others laugh.

The family would like to thank the staff of Villa Clara for all the care and kindness they have shown him.

Memorials may be made in his honor to: Worldwide Work of Jehovah’s Witnesses or Villa Clara Post-Acute Activity Department.

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