|Birth: ||Dec. 15, 1926|
|Death: ||Nov. 9, 2011|
Ernest J. Drake
December 15, 1926 - November 9, 2011
Mr. Ernest J. Drake, age 84 years of Holton, went to be with his Lord & Savior on Wednesday morning, November 9, 2011. He was born on December 15, 1926 in Ionia Township, Michigan to Archie & Edith (McLaren) Drake. He was a Merchant Marine during World War II, and he was a member of the Holton American Legion. Ernie had been a millwright for Local 1102 for 20 years until his retirement in 1988, and he was a member of Holton United Methodist Church. He had been a volunteer fireman for Holton Township for 20 years, and he loved to hunt and fish.
On August 12, 1950 he married Marian M. LaRoue and she survives him along with 2 children: Duane Drake of Holton, Marlee Drake of Watervliet, MI.; 8 grandchildren: Michelle, Rochelle, Jamie, Jenny, Erica, Eric, Paris, & Skyler; 9 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law: June Drake of Hesperia & Charlene Robinson of Pentwater; his brother-in-law, Bernard (Henrietta) LaRoue of Bitely; and several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by 2 sons, John & Frank Drake; and by his brother, Ivan Drake.
The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 14, 2011 at Holton United Methodist Church (9530 Holton Duck Lake Road) with Pastor Jerry Selleck officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Holton. Visitation will be at the church from 2-4 PM on Sunday. Suggested Memorial: Mercy VNS & Hospice Residence, or Holton United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc. of Fremont.
Frank Archie Drake (1898 - 1954)
Edith Viola McClaren Drake (1896 - 1967)
Ivan Duane Drake (1925 - 1998)*
Ernest John Drake (1926 - 2011)
Maintained by: Judith D
Originally Created by: Laura Plummer Ranville
Record added: Oct 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98689512