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Fair Oaks Cemetery
Sunday March 20th, 2022

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Lorraine Bernice Drake

100 year old, Lorraine Bernice Drake, of Fair Oaks, passed away March 15 with her loving family around her.


On August 12, 1921, Lorraine was born in Chicago, Illinois to Joseph and Emma Maria Anna (Oldenberg) Raske. Lorraine married the love of her life, Clarence Drake on December 31, 1937. Lorraine worked for St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer as a kitchen worker, cook, etc. for 44+ years. She enjoyed making homemade noodles!


Lorraine is survived by four of her children: Ruth Froedge, Evelyn Raske & Carl, Phyllis Jean Bushman, Dolly Drake, 16 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 33 great-great-grandchildren.


Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband: Clarence Drake, and children: Delbert Drake, Clarence (Sonny) Drake, Rita Drake, Walker Sue LaCosse, Karen Denton and Billy Drake, and siblings: Rita Bell, Margaret Bell, and Frank Raske.


Per Lorraine’s wishes cremation will take place and her ashes will be interred at Fair Oaks Cemetery, on Sunday, March 20, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family.




I chose a yellow candle because you were always a ray of sunshine ☀️ for many friends and your family. You were loved by many and you loved many. May you find the peace and rest you so deserve. It's not good bye…its only until we meet again. Love from the family of James Cox

Jane Mar 23 2022 10:49 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lorraine Drake

Jane Cox Mar 23 2022 10:41 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lorraine Drake

Roger & Vicki Steffen Mar 21 2022 10:00 PM

Rest easy in Him sweet lady!

Lori Mar 20 2022 8:04 PM

Grandma was always jolly and could talk to anyone. She always happy to see everyone. I met her when we all lived in the fair oaks area. Everyone I think thought of her the queen of grandma. She cold make the best noodles in the state of indiana. My prayers are to her family for comfort.

Morey johnson Mar 19 2022 12:34 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lorraine Drake

Julie Betancourt Mar 19 2022 10:05 AM

Rest In Peace mama Lorraine... I love you.

Deb jones Mar 18 2022 7:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lorraine Drake

Alan and Vicki Robison Mar 17 2022 9:39 PM

RIP Lorraine! Love and Prayers for your family!

Julie Gunter Mar 17 2022 3:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lorraine Drake

Julie Gunter Mar 17 2022 3:48 PM

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