Kenneth D. Drake, 95, of Farmington, IL formerly of Oneida and Plymouth, IL died at 11:37 pm Friday April 22, 2022 at Farmington Country Manor in Farmington, IL.
He was born on August 18, 1926 near Birmingham in Schuyler County, Illinois to George and Faye Steiner Drake. He married Arlene E. Totsch on July 23, 1950 in Bowen, IL. She preceded him in death on December 4, 2004.
Kenneth was a rural mail carrier for many years and a carpenter. He enjoyed woodworking, upholstering and quilting. He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Wataga, IL. Kenneth proudly served his country as a Corporal with the US Army in the Korean War in which he was wounded in action on November 4, 1951 and released from the hospital on December 17, 1952. He received the Purple Heart, National Defense Korean Service Medal with 2 battle stars and a Combat Infantry Badge.
He is survived by four children, Ken (Carol) Drake Jr. of Towanda, KS, Jon (Tammy) Drake of Ozark, MO, Karen Drake of Wataga, IL and Janice Heron of Maquon, IL. 8 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Brian Roberts
A graveside service with Military Honors by the Golden American Legion and the Illinois National Guard Military Honors Detail will be held at Noon Saturday April 30, 2022 at Golden Memory Garden Cemetery in Golden, IL with Pastor Jeff Corson officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00 to 11:30 am Saturday at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL. Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity or Disabled American Veterans.
The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL is handling arrangements.