Drake, Larry A.
He was born on June 23, 1941 in Shawano, the son of the late Adolph Drake and Clara (Klitzka) Drake Habert. Larry was a U.S. Army Veteran. On November 17, 1997, Larry was united in marriage to Linda Lederhaus-Waite in Shawano. She survives. Larry enjoyed hunting and was very active in the Disabled Hunt in Clintonville and Bonduel. He was an avid football fan and was very passionate about his Fantasy Football Team. Larry participated in The National Veterans Wheelchair Games and earned many ribbons. He enjoyed shooting pool, playing chess, making calendars for his family and going to rummage sales, but he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Drake, Clintonville; four children, Wendy (Noe) Duvalle, Boise, Idaho; Diane (Todd) Snitselaar, New London; Christine Broehm, Clintonville and John (Ariel) Nelson, Waupaca; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Alice (Jerry) Dean, Moscow, Idaho and his in-laws, Lois (Roger) Anderson, Clintonville; Barb (Bill) Tohm, Manawa; Tom (Beverly) Lederhaus, Waupaca; Kathy (John) Mackey, New London; Earl (Tracy) Lederhaus, Clintonville; Ken (Wendy) Lederhaus, Iola; Nancy (Mark) Klaver, Appleton; Jeff (Debbie) Lederhaus, Appleton; Greg (Robin) Lederhaus, Appleton; Peggy (Chad) Baxter, Waupaca and Crystal (Josh) Winterfeldt, Shiocton. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by one daughter, Kimberly Meyer; one sister, Helen Drake; his stepfather, Ervin Habert; father and mother-in-law, Earl and Marie Lederhaus; brothers-in-law, Dan and Dennis Lederhaus and his best friend, Mark.
The Funeral Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, November 21, 2016 at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg. Interment will be in the Town of Almon Cemetery, Shawano County with military rites conducted by the Bloecher-Johnson American Legion Post #502. Visitation will be on Monday from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Memories and condolences are available at schmidtschulta.com.