AMerican Veteran 11

James E. Drasal

October 31, 1937 ~ June 30, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old


James E. Drasal, 85, of Glen Ellyn. Beloved husband of Marie (Granum). Father of Debra M. (Drasal) Wesolowski (Robert Larque), James J. Drasal, and the late Susan (Drasal) Hartigan (Mike). Grandfather of Mike, Nick and Leigh Wesolowski; Joe, Meghan, and John Hartigan; Jennifer (Hartigan) Cagadas. Great grandfather of Maxwell and Meadow Wesolowski, Caitlin and Dylan Cagadas; Evelyn and Owen Hartigan. Son of the late Elmer and Adeline Drasal. Brother of the late Linda Ellison. Uncle of Brian, Jeffrey, and David Ellison.

Jim attended Farragut High School and went on to graduate from Beloit College in 1959. He was in the US Navy for twenty years attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Jim was a pilot for American Airlines for 30 years, where he attained the rank of Captain. He was involved in many local organizations including the YMCA and Kiwanis Club of Glen Ellyn and he provided personal and financial support to many local organizations. His hobbies included fishing and home improvement projects. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

Visitation on Friday, July 7 from 4 PM to 7 PM at Leonard Memorial Home, 565 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn. Funeral Service on Saturday, July 8 at 11 AM at First Presbyterian Church, 550 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Kiwanis Club of Glen Ellyn, c/o 300 Civic Centre Plaza, Glendale Heights, IL 60139 and/or DuPage County Veteran’s Assistance Commission,  421 North County Farm Road Room 2600-A Wheaton, IL 60187. For more information please contact Leonard Memorial Home at (630) 469-0032.

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July 7, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leonard Memorial Home
565 Duane St.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Funeral Service
July 8, 2023

11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn
550 N. Main St.
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137


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