Obituary for Harold Arthur Drake Jr

Harold Arthur Drake Jr

Birth Date: Jun. 30th, 1930
Date Passed: May. 15th, 2017


Harold Arthur Drake Jr. age 86, of Ravenna, MI died Monday, May 15, 2017 at Sanctuary at McAuley in Muskegon. Harold was born on June 30, 1930 in Paw Paw, Michigan to the late Harold A. and Dorothy E. (Doxtator) Drake. Harold married Ethel L. (Whittington) Drake on December 25, 1950. She preceded him in death on May 8, 1999. He married Donna L. (Crevire-Miller) Drake on April 15, 2000 and she survives. He served in the United States Airforce from 1950 to 1954. Harold is survived by: 2 Sons: Kevin (Sharon) Drake of Katy, Texas and Kirk (Sharon) Drake of Walker. 2 Daughters: Karol (Jim) VanderPloeg of Kentwood and Kay McKinley of Ravenna. 9 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren. 2 Step Sons, Several Step Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. 1 Brother: Charles (Barbara) Drake of Ohio and 1 Sister: Ruth Ann (Bill) Everett of Hartford. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ethel, 1 Sister Gertrude Vliek. Funeral Services for Harold A. Drake will be conducted on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11:00am at the First Reformed Church in Ravenna with Pastor Steve VanderWoude and Pastor Don VanSlyke officiating. Burial will follow at Ravenna Township Cemetery. The family will be at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 6:00 to 8:00pm to receive friends. Memorials may be directed to: Beechnau Theime Fund. Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511


2:00pm to 4:00pm and
6:00pm to 8:00pm on
May. 18th, 2017 at Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
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11:00am on May. 19th, 2017 at First Reformed Church
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2:00pm on May. 19th, 2017 at
Ravenna Township Cemetery
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