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Drake, Carol J. -

Carol J. Drake

Plainwell - Carol passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Stanford Lodge in Plainwell. She was born December 25, 1938 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Robert and Bertha (Meints) Rose. Carol was dedicated to her family and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Carol was employed at Borgess Medical Center for 32 years until her retirement in 2000. In her spare time Carol enjoyed gardening, doing crossword puzzles and baking. She was known for her famous pumpkin rolls. Carol liked going to second hand stores looking for the best deals. She had an eclectic taste in music and enjoyed playing the piano. Carol loved all animals especially cats. On July 15, 1983 in Otsego she married James Drake who survives. Also surviving are her children, Dawn (Greg) Seiler, Luanne (Bob) Karabensh and Andrew (Debbie) Rysenga; step-sons, Jim (Tammy) Drake and Mark Drake; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Dar) Rose and 2 nieces, Cathy and Susan. She was preceded in death by her parents. Friends may visit with Carol’s family from 6-8 P.M., Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, October 26, 2017 with Celebrant Molly Wieber officiating. Cremation will follow. Private family burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego Township. To honor Carol’s love for children and animals memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House or Wishbone Animal Rescue. Messages of condolence may be posted at

Winkel Funeral Home
Winkel Funeral Home
207 E Allegan Street
PO Box 165
Otsego, MI 49078