We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
Michael A. Draves, 84 of La Porte, Indiana passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022. He was born on September 25, 1937, to Amel and Edna (Hueckstedt) Draves.
Michael retired as Club Steward from PRCU. He was a member of PRCU for over 20 years. He started singing in 1960 with the Society & Preservation for The Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, and was active in many Barber Shop Quartet Groups having won many competitions over the years.
On November 16, 1957, Michael married Shelia K. York who preceded him in death on April 18, 2003.
Surviving is a daughter, Tammy (John) Sneed of Walkerton, Indiana; a son, Michael J. (Kathy) Draves of La Porte, Indiana; a sister, Marcia Cargile of La Porte, Indiana; a brother, Richard (Sandy) Draves of La Porte, Indiana; grandchildren, Heather (Tony) Borden, Allen (Karly) Ament, Catherine (Zach) Saylor, Josh Sneed; six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Edna and Amel Draves; and his wife, Shelia.
Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel with burial to follow at Salem Cemetery. Phillip St. John will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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