In loving memory of

Alan Darrell Draper
June 29, 1932 - December 14, 2018

Alan D. Draper, 86, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Friday morning, December 14, 2018, at the Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

A celebration of Alan's life will be held at 1 P.M., Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Cremation has taken place and a private burial will be held at a later date.

Alan Darrell Draper was born on June 29, 1932 in Davenport, Iowa. He was the youngest of three children born to Benjamin Earl and Clarice Marie (Pletcher) Draper. He was a 1950 graduate of Davenport High School. He married Cecelia Ann Hunt on April 1, 1950 in Rock Island, Illinois. He later married Paula Kay Alexander on November 11, 1977 in Davenport, Iowa.

Alan had worked as a salesman until his retirement. He had sold automobiles and all kinds of advertising including television and radio as well as the Yellow pages. In retirement, he did home remodeling and owned rental properties.

Alan loved to do odd jobs, tinker and play cards, especially Canasta. He was known as a people person who always liked to visit.

Those left to honor Alan's memory include his wife, Paula Draper of Maquoketa, IA; children, Steve (Dottie) Draper of Omaha, NE, Pamela (Roger) Spicher of Elkhart, IN, Paul (Cindy) Draper of SC, James Draper of Davenport, IA, and John Regan of Maquoketa, IA; a sister, Caryl Corry of Seattle, WA; 14 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Beverly Williamson, a son Jeffrey Draper, and a daughter Wendy Draper.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Hospice of Jackson County.

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Travis and Viola Shankle wrote on Dec 17, 2018:

"Sorry if your loss We are not going to be able to attend services but our hearts will be with you May God Bless"

Pam and Joe Yarolem wrote on Dec 17, 2018:

"Al was a very nice and helpful man. I had the pleasure to work with him at one of my old jobs. I'm sure he'll be missed by many. Rest in peace Al."

Phyllis Goldsberry wrote on Dec 16, 2018:

"My heart goes out for Paula and John who over the years of his illness took care of him.. He is at Peace now cradled by loving family members and the Lord. Rest In Peace Al"

Jennifer Neitzel wrote on Dec 16, 2018:

"My thoughts and prayers and sympathies to Paula and John. Al always made me laugh and always talked my ear off with advice from everywhere. He also made the best egg noodles, I remember watching him years ago. Love ya ol man! Go give Jesus a chat and you watch over the family left behind. "

Jen wrote on Dec 16, 2018:

"Alan was such a sweet man, so sorry for your loss."

Koreen Schork wrote on Dec 15, 2018:

"So sorry for you loss John and Paula and family. I always enjoyed visiting with Al. He was a real sweetheart of a man. If there is anything I can do please don't hesitate to ask. "