Relationship to conference: Retired elder
Date of death: July 8, 2016, at age 89
Arrangements: A service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday July 16, at Park United Methodist Church (315 N. 6th St., Brainerd).
Appointment information: Rev. Drake was ordained as a deacon in 1955 and as an elder in 1957. He served Minnesota churches in Paynesville, Union Grove, Hawick, Stillwater, St. Paul, Brainerd, Duluth, Appleton, Milan, Litchfield, Mora, and Ogilvie. He retired in 1991.
Rev. Drake is survived by his children, Cindy L. Drake, Collin L. Drake, Cherie L. Drake Stoeckl, and Cheryl Drake; stepchildren, Mia Aho (Pat), Todd Aho (Carolyn), and Bruce Aho; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Phyllis, second wife Anne, and sons Criston L. Drake and Leslie Drake, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are preferred to the Civil Air Patrol Minnesota Wing (6275 Crossman Lane, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076).
Cards may be sent to Cindy L. Drake, 3614 S. 14th St., Lincoln, NE 68502.
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404