Jonathon A. Draper

Jonathon A. Draper

June 1, 1965 – May 17, 2018

VISITATION on Saturday, June 23rd at 4pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by MEMORIAL SERVICE at 5pm.  Jonathon’s life is best honored in helping him support his children in his absence by contributing to their college education fund,


Jonathon Draper, age 52, passed away on May 17th in Omaha, NE, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 1, 1965, the son of Mary Fran and Addison Draper, and raised in LaSalle-Peru, Illinois. Jonathon spent most of his career as an executive chef in Chicago, where he met his wife and raised four children before moving to Omaha in 2008.

Jonathon is survived by his wife, Ginny Fallon, and his four children: Molly, Rebecca, Moriah, and Carson. Jonathon is also survived by siblings: Michael Draper, Dr. Robyn Draper (Peter Praetz), Dr. Susan Draper (Michael Bianco), Dr. Peter Draper, Paul Draper (Jean Jacobs), Dr. Miriam Goldfien (Dr. Bob Goldfien), Greg Draper (Marcey), and Allison Draper (Jeff Goldfien); numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other loving family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Fran and Addison; sister, Eugenie; brother, Patrick; and niece, Sarah.

Food and family were central to Jonathon’s life. He found great joy in cooking for and entertaining his loved ones. He had a deep love of card games, Michigan football, and big band music. He kept his social circle small, but loved those within it immensely. Above all, he took pride in being a husband to Ginny and a father to his children, who he always did his best to support.






  • Madeleine Fallon Posted May 19, 2018 7:08 am

    Remembering the many years of family time we shared.

  • Judy Varner Posted May 19, 2018 2:17 pm

    I am so deeply sorry. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers and will anything to help you

  • Judy Varner Posted May 19, 2018 2:17 pm

    I am so deeply sorry.

  • Tamara A Draper Posted May 19, 2018 7:30 pm

    Please rest in Peace dear uncle.

  • Shelagh Kalland Posted May 19, 2018 8:33 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all that God will give you strength to get through this difficult time.

  • Christine Saxon Posted May 20, 2018 8:39 am

    Ginny, my heart is deeply saddened by this news. If you and your family need anything do not hesitate to call us. We’re right around the corner. Love and prayers, the Saxons

  • Frederick Strassburger Posted May 20, 2018 4:21 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this news. I taught Jonathon when he was in high school and he was always so full of wit and humor. I will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Ruth Aplington Posted May 21, 2018 7:09 am

    Ginny and family, I have begun this many times and simply cannot find the words to express to you how sorry I am for you and your family. I will miss Jonathon, but know that my pain is a fraction of what you all are experiencing. My thoughts are with you.

  • Carolel Miller Posted May 21, 2018 8:39 am

    Dear Ginny and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Deepest sympathy, Carole Miller

  • Angela Loder Posted May 22, 2018 1:06 pm

    We were so saddened to hear about the loss of Jon. We are keeping Carson and you all in our prayers through this most difficult time. Our most sincere condolences are with you all!

  • Anne Ybarra Posted May 23, 2018 7:46 pm

    Hello Ginny im so sorry for your loss All of my prayers to you and your family Anne Ybarra

  • Jo Foglesong Posted June 17, 2018 6:04 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your strength is amazing. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Kathy Wischow Posted June 18, 2018 8:42 am

    Moriah and Carson, I am so sorry to hear about your dad! I know he was proud of all your accomplishments and where you are headed with your life. I pray for peace for both of you. I know this is hard.

  • The Flints Posted June 22, 2018 11:12 am

    This truly breaks our hearts. You and your laugh will be missed greatly ! We hope you are in a better place now. love you, miss you , GO BLUE !

  • Keith McCaffrey Posted August 25, 2018 5:35 am

    My deepest sympathy to your family. I had the pleasure of working for Chef and learning not just food but life experiences.from him

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