Richard Drake, age 90 of Winfield, died Thursday September 5, 2013 at Sunrise Terrace Care Center in Winfield. The son of Charles and Marie (Bauman) Drake, he was born February 19, 1923 at Centerville, Iowa. On September 19, 1943 he married Dorothy May at Unionville, Mo. He was a graduate of Exline High School. He attended Centerville Community College, received his BA and Masters degrees from the University of Northern Iowa. He served in the US Army during W.W. II. He was high school superintendent at Twin Cedars High School in Bussey, Iowa and retired from Winfield-Mt. Union High School as superintendent. He was a member of the Lions Club, the American Legion and V.F.W. He was a member of the Winfield United Methodist Church.
Survivors include: his wife of Winfield; two daughters, Sherry Drake and Ted Moon of Creston, Iowa; Nancy Drake and John Thoe of Seattle, Washington; one sister, Dorothy Haines and one brother Larry Drake both of Centerville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.
The funeral service will be Monday September 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Honts Funeral Home in Winfield, with Rev. Randy Moser officiating. Interment will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Oakland Cemetery in Centerville.
Friends may call on Sunday from 2-5:00 p.m. at the Honts Funeral Home in Winfield, there will be no family visitation.
Memorials have been established for the Winfield-Mt. Union School and the Winfield United Methodist Church.