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Dagmar Aileen Drakulich

April 6, 1928 — April 27, 2024


Dagmar Aileen Drakulich of Lakewood, Colorado died peacefully in her sleep on April 27th 2024 while being cared for at Mountain Vista Senior Living Care, in Wheat Ridge Colorado. Dagmar was surrounded by family during her last few days and by her Grandson Patrick Swanson in the moments she took her last breath.  She is preceded in death by her loving Husband, Michael Drakulich; by her son Durl Drakulich; by her Parents Durl and Helen (Dexter) Everts; and by her infant Brother Arthur David Everts. Dagmar is survived by her children Stephan Drakulich, Michael Patrick Drakulich, Lisa DeLeo, Samantha Link (Jeffrey), and John Drakulich (Tracey); by her Grandchildren Scott Drakulich (Nikki), David Drakulich (Dani), Patrick Swanson (Magoretti), Michael Eli Drakulich, Patrick Drakulich, Krista Bergren (Michael), Rebecca Higgins, Sarah Gomez (Ricky), Tyler Link, Dylan Link (Sarah), Chase Link, Cole Drakulich, Allison Drakulich; by 20 Great-Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 


Dagmar was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa on April 6th 1928. She attended school, graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School (Council Bluffs, IA), in 1946. Dagmar went on to attend college but met the love of her life in 1947 and gave up school to marry him.  


Dagmar and Michael were married on July 11th 1948, at St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Together, they were blessed with 6 children, 13 Grandchildren, and 20 Great- Grandchildren. 


Michael and Dagmar moved their family from Omaha, Nebraska to Boise, Idaho in 1957. They were again relocated for Michael’s job to Denver, Colorado where they found their forever home and settled in 1969.  


On October 29, 1972, Michael and Dagmar, along with 8 other members of the Holy Transfiguration of Christ Church, established a new Parish naming it St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Littleton, Colorado. The purpose of their mission was to create a church where English was primarily spoken so churchgoers and young children could better understand the faith. Dagmar sang in the church choir and taught Sunday School. Michael and Dagmar attended and supported the Parish until it was no longer physically possible. Dagmar’s faith was strong, and she was still able to partake in communion and prayer for the remainder of her life, with the help of Father Serpahim Gisetti.  


During her life, Dagmar loved reading, writing poetry, traveling, playing games with her family, spending time at her cabin in Fairplay Colorado, cooking, gardening, and visiting the casinos in Black Hawk, Colorado. She enjoyed writing poems for members of her family and was an encyclopedia of knowledge and always had the answers. 


Dagmar will be remembered for her generosity, her humor, the amazing meals she made, and how much love she gave to all.  


Public visitation will be held on Tuesday May 7th from 1:00-4:00pm at Horan and McConaty Mortuary, located at 3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd, in Lakewood. The funeral service will be on Wednesday May 8th at 10:30 am, at St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church, located at 991 W Prentice Avenue in Littleton. Dagmar will be laid to rest with Michael, following the funeral service at 1:00pm, in Fort Logan National Cemetery.

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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Mountain time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - Southwest Denver/Lakewood

3101 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80227

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

10:30am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Mountain time)

Fort Logan Cemetery, Colorado, Denver

4400 W. Kenton Avenue, Denver, CO 80236

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