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Lloyd Drake, 87, Mayville

April 3, 2019 GMT

Lloyd “Jim” Drake, 87, Mayville, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019, at Beaver Dam Community Hospital.

Lloyd was born the son of Loren and Delia (Arndt) Drake on June 13, 1931, in Clinton, Minnesota. He was married to Theresa M. Schabel on Oct. 3, 1949, in Appleton, Minnesota.

Jim was employed with Maysteel in Mayville until his retirement. He was a lead man in the painting department and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. Jim enjoyed fishing, bowling and playing sheepshead at the Mayville Legion. He sang and played in Thee Troubadours Country Band and was a loyal Packers fan. He loved his family and was grateful for the time spent with them, even when it was just smoking a good cigar with his sons. Jim was member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mayville.


Lloyd is survived by his wife, Theresa of Mayville; children, Pam (Dennis) Gourlie of Mayville, Greg (Madonna) Drake of Mayville, Tim Drake of Golden Valley, Minnesota, and Dixie (Jim) Priessnitz of Wisconsin Dells; grandchildren, Aimee (Raymond) Beu, Brock (Cris Siqueira) Gourlie, Sarah (Hector) Drake-Ricart, Saul (Katie Sopoci) Drake, Monica (Joe) Drake-Pierce, Weston (fiancée, Nicole) Priessnitz, Teresa Drake and Kelly Sims; great-grandchildren, Camden, Hailey, Diego, Lauren, Monica, Rhiannon, Piper, Brylee, Chasity and Landon; sister, Sharon Pollasch of Mayville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jim and Mary Schabel of LeRoy, Janice Schabel of Mayville, Marvin Lee of Pickett, and Hank (Diane) Schabel of Fond du Lac; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren, Brock Dennis Gourlie and Chelsey Drake; brothers, Donald and Lyle; and sister, Donna Powers.

The visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mayville Friday, April 5, from 10 a.m. until noon. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at church Friday at noon with the Rev. Tom Bierseck officiating. Entombment at the Shrine of Rest Mausoleum in Fond du Lac.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Mayville is caring for the family. To leave online condolences or for directions and other information, visit KoepsellFH.com.