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Patricia A. Drake (Kessler)

February 26, 1939 — June 13, 2020

Patricia A. Drake, 81, Mosinee, died Saturday, June 13, 2020, at her home, under the care of Comfort Care and Hospice Services, and her best 4-legged friend, Cinderella.

She was born Feb. 26, 1939, in Lewiston, Minn., the daughter of the late Rosetta (Kessler) Smith. She married Sheldon Drake on Aug. 8, 1959, in International Falls, Minn. He preceded her death on Jan. 15, 2000.

“God is holding your hand in heaven, but we hold you in our hearts.”

Survivors include her children, Rodney Drake, Windsor, and Shelli (Homer) Parson, Mosinee, and Lori (Paul Robinson) Drake, Rhinelander; her grandchildren, Dustin Drake, Amber Drake, Devin Bischel and Brandon Bischel; her great-grandchildren, Rilee Drake, Bryse Drake, Rheiss Drake, Demitri Drake, Kenley Drake, Emeliyah McGuirk, Amiyah McGuirk, Max McGuirk, and Maddy McGuirk; her great-great-granddaughter, Lyla Adele Drake born June 14, 2020; and a sister, Judy Rydman, Louiseville, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by a son, Brian Drake.
Private family services will be held. Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at
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