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William B. Draganski
October 11, 1955 ~ January 12, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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Born October 11, 1955 in Chicago, IL, Bill passed away peacefully on January 12, 2024 at Sturgill Hospice Care Center after battling Lung cancer.
Bill was preceded in death by his mother Alice Puls, father William F. Draganski and his youngest son Robert E. Lee Draganski. He was the loving husband of 46 years to Connie Draganski, proud father to Jodi Jagdfeld (Jason) and Billy Draganski (Tiffany) and loving grandfather to 5 grandchildren; Dyllan McClintock, Bella Jagdfeld, Billy Draganski Jr., Eleah Jagdfeld and Trinity Draganski; brother to 3 sisters Kathy Newton (John), Gina Taylor (John) and Patti Verdoni (James). Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Bill was also a very devoted friend and neighbor to many.
Bill was a handy man, having owned and operated his own garage door business for many years, working on vehicles and tinkering on anything that needed fixing. He was a hard worker and always networked with others. He could walk into a room not knowing anyone and walk out with several new friends. He instilled a sense of community and family to anyone he met. Many would say “he’d give the shirt off his back for you.”
Bill learned how to play guitar by teaching himself and played in a country band in the late 80’s. Music was a very important part of his life and he passed down that love of music to his children and grandchildren.
He loved sweets, beer, westerns (especially John Wayne), The Beatles and would quote lines from the movie “What about Bob” with his family. He also loved making malts for everyone. Bill loved fishing, hunting and just being outdoors. He was strong-willed and taught his children they could do anything they put their mind to because we “came from good stock”.
Bill and family moved from Bensenville, IL to Twin Lakes, WI in 1992, where they would spend the next 30 years before moving to Ridge Manor, FL in 2022.
A memorial to celebrate Bill’s life will be held on a future date, we will make an announcement to friends and family when that time comes.