Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

September 12, 2013

Richard Drake


Winfield — Richard Drake, age 90 of Winfield, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Sunrise Terrace Care Center in Winfield.  The son of Charles and Marie (Baumann) Drake, he was born Feb. 19, 1923, at Centerville.  On Sept. 19, 1943, he married Dorothy May at Unionville, Mo.  He was a graduate of Exline High School.  He attended Centerville Community College, received his BA and Master's degrees from the University of Northern Iowa.  

He served in the US Army during W.W. II. He was high school superintendent at Twin Cedars High School in Bussey, and retired from Winfield-Mt. Union High School as superintendent.  He was a member of the Lions Club, the American Legion and V.F.W.  He was a member of the Winfield United Methodist Church.

Survivors include:  his wife of Winfield; two daughters, Sherry Drake and Ted Moon of Creston; Nancy Drake and John Thoe of Seattle, Wash.; one sister, Dorothy Haines and one brother Larry Drake both of Centerville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.

The funeral service was Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at the Honts Funeral Home in Winfield, with Rev. Randy Moser officiating.  Interment was held at the Oakland Cemetery in Centerville.

Memorials have been established for the Winfield-Mt. Union School and the Winfield United Methodist Church.

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