Herbert Drachenberg, 1929 – 2018

A graveside funeral service for Herbert Drachenberg, 88, of Jefferson will be held  Saturday, Nov. 3, at 10:30 am at the Jefferson Cemetery. Pastor Dennis Martins of Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson will officiate.

Herbert was born on Nov. 6, 1929, in Bristol, CT, the second of four children of Emily and Robert Drachenberg, three of whom preceded him in death. Herbert graduated from Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis, MO, in 1955, and later received a Master of Sacred Theology, also from Concordia.

He married Patricia Daniels of Kansas City, Missouri, in 1956. Herbert served his Lord God as a minister in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod at many congregations in Ohio and Wisconsin, preaching and teaching both deaf and hearing congregations. Herbert and Patricia, also deceased, were blessed with three children whom they raised to love and honor their Lord Jesus Christ. Herbert’s devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him throughout his life and now gives him peace in the arms of his Creator and Savior.

Herbert Drachenberg returned to his heavenly home on Oct. 17, 2018. He is survived by children Diane and her husband Kevin Gooch of Jefferson, Trisha and her husband Dan Easton of Bagley, and Richard and his wife Jill Drachenberg of Marietta, GA. Also surviving are grandchildren and great-grandchildren Christopher and his wife Andrea Masciocchi and their sons Landon and Nathan of Greencastle, PA; Daniel Masciocchi of Westminster, MD; Elizabeth and her husband Scott Graham and their children Patrick, William, Ada, and Scarlett of Jefferson; and Amalia Easton of Ankeny.

Memorials may be sent to The Lutheran Hour by calling 1-800-944-3450 or by mail to Lutheran Hour Ministries, 660 Mason Ridge Center Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141.
Services were arranged by Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home, Jefferson.

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