Shirley Maxine <I>Witt</I> Drake

Shirley Maxine Witt Drake

Indianford, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 21 Jul 2009 (aged 84)
Verona, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Verona, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 39802502 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Shirley, 84, passed away after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. She was born the only daughter of Arthur Witt Sr. & Martha (Christianson) Witt.
She was a 1943 graduate of Edgerton High School where she was voted "Best Legs."
On May 28, 1949, Shirley married Justin "J.B." Drake of Soldiers Grove in St. John's Lutheran Church, Edgerton. Shirley & J.B. lived in Verona for 25 years where they raised their three sons. Shirley enjoyed entertaining their many friends and family, at their get-away spot near Okee Lodge or at the vacation house near Winter. For 20 years, Shirley & J.B. were winter Texans for six months, and spent the other six months at their Winter home.
Shirley was a past member of St. James Lutheran Church, Verona and the Verona Women's Legion Auxilary. Shirley was always J.B's first and best audience to his humor ways. Shirley is survived by her husband of 60 years, three sons, two granddaughters,a brother, and many relatives in Rock County.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Arthur Witt Jr.

Family Members


Sponsored by Ancestry



  • Created by: Kathy (Weller) Medick
  • Added: 23 Jul 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 39802502
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Shirley Maxine Witt Drake (21 May 1925–21 Jul 2009), Find a Grave Memorial no. 39802502, citing Verona Cemetery, Verona, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Kathy (Weller) Medick (contributor 46877710) .