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The Settegast-Kopf Company @ Sugar Creek

15015 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX

OBITUARY

Douglas Ewald Drahem

November 9, 1958September 1, 2019

Douglas Ewald Drahem passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 1, 2019 in Houston, Texas at the age of 60 after experiencing an unexpected heart issue. Doug was born on November 9, 1958 in Freeport, Texas to Vilma and Fred Drahem.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Vilma and father, Fred. Doug is survived by his wife, Regina, sons, Trevor and Tyler, sisters, Patricia Drahem and Deborah Bohr along with his best furry friends, Hank and Macie. He is also survived by brother-in-law, Terry Bohr as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and devoted friends who will never forget his infectious smile and goofy jokes.

After graduating from Columbia High School, he attended Lamar University and graduated in 1990 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He married Regina, his college sweetheart, an accountant, soon after graduation on December 29, 1990. Doug worked at a number of companies in Houston where he made many great friends. He was a competitive cyclist and loved to ride his bike as often and as far he could. He also loved music and playing/collecting guitars and throwing frisbees to his pups. Doug was a wonderful husband, devoted father, loving brother, and uncle.

A memorial gathering is scheduled for 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 5 at The Settegast-Kopf Co. @ Sugar Creek in Sugar Land. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory to Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX, or at houstonhospice.org. The family would also like to express their gratitude to the ICU staff at Memorial Hermann in Sugar Land and the staff at Houston Hospice for their wonderful care and support. Tributes and/or words of condolence can be left at www.settegastkopf.com

Services

  • Gathering Thursday, September 5, 2019

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Tim Lidberg

September 8, 2019

Doug was my best friend growing up in Brazoria. We lived two miles apart but thanks to our bicycles, and later his Vega, Van, and the Torino, we were always together
He enjoyed electronics, so much that he and his dad built his own synthesizer, thanks to Edgar Winter. Then we were there when he got his Les Paul Gold Top, thanks to Johnny Winter .
No wonder he ended up at Lamar
We did many campouts, Scouts and then worked staff at Camp Karankawa. He and I then worked for years at Maner Lake in East Columbia. Mike Wicker taught us how to be excellent in all we do. We attended Brazoria Elementary and Intermediate together as well as WCJH and Columbia High,
then on to Brazosport College.
We played a lot of music together, starting with the radio, then cornets, then me trumpet, him baritone, then he moved to guitar with the help of Tim, his tutor. We attended our first concert -KISS of course, and I was the unofficial manager of the Local KISS band made of Doug-Ace and Jim, Daryl and more. Great fun, Great friend, and although I have traveled the world and done many things since our time together, I will always smile when I remember Doug Drahem and I always have. Praying blessings and comfort to the entire Drahem family and all his many friends.

TIM, Terri & the Lidbergs


Cindy Glkeson

September 5, 2019

Regina, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember our conversations at work and you would always talk about Doug riding his bike for miles or family times together at the kids games. I know this is a really hard time for you and I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. I also know how strong you are and you will survive this most difficult time. Take care and know that many people are thinking of you and your family.

Cindy Gilkeson

Lester Handley

September 5, 2019

On behalf of Shulmans Movie Bowl and Grille, we offer sincere condolences to the Family of Douglas Drahem. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Lester Handley

James Hargrave

September 4, 2019

Condolences to Doug's family and friends, also sending prayers for comfort and peace.

Lorenda Butler

September 4, 2019

May God's sweet peace be with each of you. May His love surround you like a warm blanket in the cold of winter. Rest in His Hands for they are capable and strong, and full of love for each of you.
I graduated from Columbia High in 1977. I was in band with Doug, and our school was small, so that made us all kind of a family back then. Doug was an extremely nice guy - always. He was also a very fun guy. Always. Doug, Darrel, Keith, Tony, Jim, Tammy, DeeDee, Karen, and all the rest of that group had a very special relationship. I see from the photos that they kept in touch, which makes me glad. I haven't seen Doug since I graduated, so it is good to know that the bond they shared stayed strong throughout their lives. I really enjoyed looking at each of the photos, watching him grow up, start a family, raise a young man who is fighting for our great Country. It seems, from the photos that Doug had a life well lived. That's a beautiful thing. The last picture, the one with Mac, speaks volumes. I know that Doug will be missed just like Mac is missed, and Tony. I just can't help but think of how sweet having them in our lives, if even for a day has been. I apologize for rattling on, but I guess I am loving the memories, and want to stay in that place in my mind, where everyone was hanging out, and laughing, always laughing, and maybe even wearing platform boots and Kiss makeup.
My heart is with you all!!
Lorenda Butler Drabek

Gerry Sumabat

September 4, 2019

Always ready for a pic

Gerry Sumabat

September 4, 2019

ABI Christmas party of 2000. First time I got to meet Regina, Doug's better half

Gerry Sumabat

September 4, 2019

Our ABI days in Stafford. Best people I've ever worked with bar none!

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Pat and Doug

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