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, http://drapercollegefund.mydagsite.com/.
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.