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October 17, 1945 – Saturday, August 13, 2016

Service Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Thursday, August 18, 2016
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
4:00 – 8:00 P.M.

David Milo Drahota, age 70 of Buffalo, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the Lakeside Oasis in Buffalo. He was born on October 17, 1945 in Jackson, Minnesota, the son of Milo and Marjorie (Kattowski) Drahota. He grew up in Jackson and graduated from Jackson High School.

On March 3, 1975, David M. Drahota and Sandra L. Ramler were united in marriage in Brookings, South Dakota. The two were blessed with three children: Brian, Amy, and Jodi.

David started his career building silos for HarveStore. He later worked construction for many years with Jesco Co. and Holenbeck + Nelson. He was a cement laborer, working various sites including the Mall of America and Metrodome. After construction, David began working machining with Pellco Machine, Inc. in St. Michael. He also worked for the Monticello VFW.

David was involved with the Buffalo Jaycee’s, Wright County 4-H being a gun coach, and bowling leagues in Monticello. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, playing marbles and cribbage, and time spent with family and their cookouts. He had a true love for nature, was a Minnesota Vikings fan, and a huge Elvis fan.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Milo and Marjorie Drahota.

He is survived by his wife: Sandra Drahota of Buffalo; children: Tammy Damn of Monticello, Tim (Lorrie) Drahota of Buffalo, Terry Drahota of Monticello, Travis (Nikki) Drahota of Becker, Brian (Alishia) Drahota of Buffalo, Amy (Jonathan) Hasher of Otsego, Jodi Drahota of Buffalo; 14 grandchildren and one on the way; 6 great-grandchildren and one on the way; siblings: Shirley Damn of Rosemount, Jim Drahota of Jackson; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Further visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Funeral services for David Drahota will be held Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 11 A.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Pastor Chuck Dake will officiate.

Honorary casket bearers will be Tammy Damn, Tim and Lorrie Drahota, Terry Drahota, Travis and Nikki Drahota, Brian and Alishia Drahota, Amy and Jonathan Hasher, and Jodi Drahota.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. 763-682-1363.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Carol Hasher

    Dearest Sandy;
    Love knows no boundaries even those that divide heaven and earth. So just remember your hearts are connected together.
    May the memories held deep in your heart help comfort you.
    I will miss David.
    You are in my prayers
    With Loving thoughts,

  2. Carol Hasher

    Dear Amy, Jody, and Brian,
    I know this is a sad time for you. It’s so hard losing a parent. I wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    I was happy to see your dad during my last visit in June and I thank you for inviting me to share Father’s day with your family. It was quite obvious to me how happy he was. I’m sure you have wonderful memories of him and they will last a lifetime.

    Last year your Dad and I enjoyed spending the day at the fair. We played Bingo until we were board. Neither one of us won a game.We visited the beer garden and enjoyed a coolone. I think I heard almost all the stories of the “Good Old Days” sports, fishing, drinking, road trips ect. This year I was happy to keep him company while he proudly drove the 321 Jump truck in the Big Lake parade. It took almost an hour to get through town. Thank goodness for air conditioning. It was so hard to say goodbye to him knowing I would never see him again. Your Dad, my friend David loved life and was so proud of his family.

    I will miss him.

    With loving thoughts,

  3. Shelley Fadden

    I am sorry to hear of Dave’s passing.
    Dave helped work on rental property that Rich and I owned. Such a caring, fun person to have known. My Sympathy, Shelley Fadden


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