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Services Saturday for Daniel Draia

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Daniel Ray Draia, age 66 of Portage, Ind., passed away July 26, 2013.

He was born October 11, 1946, in Gary, Ind., to Samuel Jr. and Helen M. (Gustin) Draia, both of whom preceded him in death.

Daniel is survived by his sons, Don (Debbie) Draia of Portage, Doug (fiancé Luba) Draia of Texas; brother, Mike (Cindi) Draia of Chesterton, Ind.; and grandchildren, Paul, Michael, Justin, Nicole, Rebecca, and Daniel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Donna Draia.

Daniel was a United States Navy Veteran and a lifelong area resident. He was a retired Iron Worker and member of Iron Workers Local 395. He was a member of the Portage VFW and enjoyed shooting pool.

A celebration of Danielís life will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2013, at the Portage VFW, 2803 Monnier St., Portage, IN 46368.

Arrangements are being handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, Ind., 46368.

Cremation services provided by Heritage Crematory, Portage.

Online condolences to the family may be made at


Posted 8/1/2013