Paul Sr

Bethalto | Friday, January 9 2015 |

Paul E. Drainer Sr., 81, died at 10:27 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2015 at Alton Memorial Hospital. Born September 15, 1933 in Fieldon, IL, he was the son of Ernest and Zita (Narup) Drainer. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Alton. He retired in 2000 as a towboat engineer after 30 years of service. On March 11, 1962 he married the former Irene Ann Achenbach. She preceded him in death on September 20, 2002. Surviving are two daughters, Dawn Drainer of Wood River and Patricia Martin of Erin, TN, two sons, Jon Drainer (Linda) of Godfrey and Paul E. Drainer Jr. of Wood River, four grandchildren, Brian Bloemker of Peoria, IL, Liza Beckham of Wood River, Brooke Doersam (Brian) of Ocean Springs, MS, and Adam Martin of Erin, TN, five great grandchildren, a brother, Robert Drainer (Sharon) of Godfrey, and a sister, Linda Tueken of Rosewood Heights. Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael D. Drainer, a brother, Jon Drainer, and a sister, Delores Bridges. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 16, 2015. Monsignor Kenneth Steffen will officiate. Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials may be made to Bethalto Care Center. Online guestbook and information may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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