David Dragstrem, 71

David W. Dragstrem, 71, Wabash passed away at 6:25 p.m. on Feb. 12, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.

He was born to the late Darwin R. and Opal (Swartz) Dragstrem on June 22, 1941 in Pittsburg, Penn.

He was a 1960 graduate of Somerset High School. He married Alice J. Billiard on Aug. 19, 1961; she survives. He owned Dragstrem Plumbing and Heating, then retired from McClure Oil in Marion. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Along with his wife, Alice; he is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Bernice) Collins, Huntington; brother, Steve Dragstrem (Cindy), Marion; two sisters, Barbara Bournique of Cincinnati, Ohio and Patty Miller of Wabash. A brother precedes him in death.

A graveside service took place at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 16, at Mississinewa Cemetery in Somerset. Greg Vaughn gave the message. A memorial service followed at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Preferred memorials are to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com. McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992 has been entrusted with arrangements.

Posted on 2013 Feb 19