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DRAKE, Minnie 1869-1940

DRAKE, LOETSCHER

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/10/2012 at 12:16:55

Mrs. J. F. Drake Taken By Death Monday Evening

Mrs. Minnie Drake, seventy, wife of Rev. J. E. Drake, retired pastor of the Colfax Presbyterian church near Holland, died at her home, 618 West Twenty-seventh street, of a heart ailment. She had been ill since April.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, from the residence, in Cedar Falls, and at 1:30 o'clock at the Colfax church, near Holland, of which she was a member. Burial will be in the cemetery of the church.

Minnie Loetscher was born in Switzerland, November 1, 1869, the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Andrew Loetscher. She came with her parents to this country at the age of two. They settled at Little Rock, Arkansas. Following the death of her father, she and her mother moved to Dubuque.

She was married to Rev. J. E. Drake on May 22, 1894, at Dubuque. They moved to Holland, where the Rev. Mr. Drake preached for thirty-five years. They went to Cedar Falls following his retirement five years ago.

Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Eitzman, St. Louis, Missouri; Mrs. Esther Primus, Sheldon; Mrs. Edna Marchant, Cedar Rapids; three sons, Rev. Arthur Drake, Lennox, South Dakota; Dr. John Drake, Anderson, Iowa; Edgar Drake, Bloomington, Illinois; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Morris, Portland, Oregon; Mrs. Fred Waalkes, Aplington; and one brother, John Loetscher, Dubuque. Eleven grandchildren also survive.

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 18 September 1940

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Final Rites For Mrs. J. E. Drake

Large Concourse Of Mourners Meet To Pay Last Respects To A Well Loved Friend

Was Long Time Resident

Deceased Had Lived In Colfax Center Church Parsonage For More Than Thirty Five Years

A great concourse of friends gathered at the Colfax Presbyterian church last Thursday afternoon to show their final measure of respect to the memory of Mrs. J. E. Drake, who for many years made her home in the parsonage of the church prior to five years ago when her husband, Dr. Drake retired from the ministry and they moved to Cedar Falls, where they have since made their home.

Funeral services were under the direction of the present pastor of the church, the Rev. C. Swalve and he was assisted by Rev. K. Stratemeier, Rev. J. Theilken, Rev. W. Landsiedel, Rev. F. Engelke, Rev. H. Bok, Rev. E. Nolte, Rev. F. Zissler, each of whom helped to pay tribute to a woman who has left an indelible mark on the life of the community where she lived for so long.

Appropriate music was furnished by Miss Marian Knock, Mrs. Clarence Kruse, Rev. W. Landsiedel, Rev. C. Siemsen, Rev. H. Johnson and Rev. H. Sinning.

Casket bearers were six ministers, all of whom were long-time friends of the deceased: Rev. F. Zissler, Rev. H. Johnson, Rev. C. Siemsen, Rev. H. Sinning, Rev. W. Landsiedel, Dr. F. Engelke.

Interment was made in the Colfax Center Cemetery.

Minnie Loetscher was born in Switzerland, November 1, 1869, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Loetscher. She came with her parents to this country at the age of two. They settled at Little Rock, Arkansas. Following the death of her father, she and her mother moved to Dubuque.

She was married to Rev. J. E. Drake on May 22, 1894, at Dubuque. They moved to Holland, where the Rev. Mr. Drake preached for thirty-five years. They went to Cedar Falls following his retirement five years ago.

Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Eitzman, St. Louis, Missouri; Mrs. Esther Primus, Sheldon'; Mrs. Edna Marchant, Cedar Rapids; three sons, Rev. Arthur Drake, Lennox, South Dakota; Dr. John Drake, Anderson, Iowa; Edgar Drake, Bloomington, Illinois; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Morris, Portland, Oregon; Mrs. Fred Waalkes, Aplington; and one brother, John Loetscher, Dubuque. Eleven grandchildren also survive.

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 25 September 1940


 

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