Skip to main content
Skip main navigation

Online Obituaries

Robert E. Drapeau

February 08, 1939 - January 16, 2017


Robert E. Drapeau, age 77 of Plano TX, formerly of Berwyn and Oak Park, IL, passed away peacefully, Monday January 16, 2017 at Edward Hospital of Naperville.  He was born February 8, 1939 in Oak Park, IL to the loving late parents, Harold and Marguerite Drapeau.  Cherished husband of Jean Drapeau, wedded for 53 years.  Beloved father of Jackie (Tim) Kaiser of Plainfield, Karen (Russ) Johnson of Plainfield, Dan Drapeau of Goldsboro, NC and Don (Deanna) Drapeau of Plainfield, IL.  Adored Grandpa of Kierstin, DJ, Zach, Kelsey, Scotty, Erica, Adam, and Liam.  Great-Grandpa of Shea.  Fond brother of Richard Drapeau, and the late Yvonne Flanigan and Ron Drapeau.    

 Robert was a graduate from University of Illinois in Industrial Design.  He worked as an Industrial Designer until he started his own business in 1978, called Perimeter Exhibits.  Robert was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council and choir member for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Plano, TX.  He was an active member of the USO.  He spent many volunteer hours for the Boy Scouts of America in Illinois and Texas.  He was a member of the Plano Citizens Police Academy.  He was also a past president and crew chief of the Plano Hot Air Balloon Association.  He enjoyed being an Amateur Ham radio operator since high school.  


Funeral Information

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial:  Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Francis Xavier, 2500 Arbeiter Rd., Joliet, IL  60431.

 Interment will be private. 



For more information, please call 815-436-9221 or

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in memory of Robert to:
The Inclusion Body Myositis foundation at:

Florists and Heart Felt Gifts

Robert E. Drapeau


Light a Special Candle

Send a Heart of Condolence

View Memorial and Sign Guest Book

Printer Friendly Version