Donald H. Draheim, 71, Vero Beach

Donald H. Draheim, 71, died April 27, 2010, at the VNA/Hospice House in Vero Beach.

He was born in Cleveland and lived in Vero Beach for two years, coming from Kalamazoo, Mich.

He was a co-owner of Accro-Sea, an industrial plastics company in Vicksburg, Mich. He also was vice president of sales and later general manager of Basic, a health care benefit company in Portage, Mich.

He served in the Army Reserves. He was of the Methodist faith, a hospice volunteer in Kalamazoo and a member of the Kalamazoo Male Chorus.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Karen Sue Draheim of Vero Beach; daughters, Dawn Marie Coe of Ada, Mich., and Nicole Bronkema of Kalamazoo; and son, Jeffrey Cline of Cross Village, Mich.

Memorial contributions may be made to VNA/Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

A private celebration of life service will be at a later date.

Arrangements are by Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach. A guest book is available at

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