Harry L. Draper Jr.

April 17, 1946 ~ June 18, 2019 (age 73)

Harry L. Draper Jr., 73, of LaOtto, passed away on June 18, 2019, at his home.

Born in Logansport, on April 17, 1946, to the late Harry and Barbara (Bergman) Draper Sr. He spent his formative years in Wabash, graduating from Southwood High School in 1964. He attended International Business College where he obtained a degree in business. He also obtained a bachelor's degree from St. Francis in accounting.

Harry was married to Peggy (Barker) Zawadzke on September 10, 2002.

He worked as an accountant controller at Magnavox for 30 years, before retiring in 2000.

He was a talented woodworker and enjoyed fishing and IU Basketball. Harry left a legacy of woodworking to all his grandchildren.

Harry is survived by his wife, Peggy Draper; five daughters, Carrie (Phil) Ransdell, Kelly Maxfield, Christy (Carl) Liggett, Corey Hampton and Katy (Ron) Smithson; a step-son, Chad (Christi) Barker; a step-daughter, Nicole (Mike) Hayden; three sisters, Becky (Dennis) Omart, Cheryl Brewer and Sue (Tony) Morris; two brothers, Robert (Debra) Draper and Mike (Susan) Draper; a half-brother, Larry Orford; three half-sisters, Maxine Hentgen, Wilma Leslie and Katherine Parrett; 24 grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Debra Draper.

Calling will take place at Avilla Calvary United Methodist Church, 101 Cherry Street Avilla, on Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 1:00 p.m., to 3:00 p.m.

A memorial services will begin at 3:00 p.m., followed by a Celebration of Life Service from 4:00 p.m., to 6:00 p.m.

Memorials may be directed to Avilla Calvary United Methodist Church.

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