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Carol Marine Drake

November 29, 1921 - December 16, 2019
From: Spencer, IA
Carol Marine Drake

Carol Marine Drake

Born: November 29, 1921
Died: December 16, 2019
Age: 98

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Carol Marine Drake , the daughter of John and Clairbel (Bonnichson) Plueger, was born on November 29, 1921 in Craig, IA.  Carol married April 9, 1942, in Alexandria, MN. To this union a daughter, Weyvon Charlene Drake was born. Throughout their married life they lived in Kentucky, California and Texas while Weymond was in the U.S. Army from June 1942 until his discharge in December 1945. They then moved to Spencer, IA. She worked at Hansen’s Clothing and Dry Cleaning and twenty-one years for F.W. Means and Company.

     She loved gardening, sewing, crafting and traveling with her husband and family. She enjoyed and loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of First Christian Church in Spencer.

     Carol passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019, at Longhouse Residence at the age of 98. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Weymond in 1993, two brothers: Lyle and Robert Plueger; a sister, Jaqueline Carson; a grandson-in-law, Steve Fox; two brothers-in-law: Jim Freel and John Mendez and a sister-in-law, Delores Plueger.

      She is survived by one daughter, Weyvon (Bruce) Will of Milford, IA; four grandchildren Kristin Strohman (Stacy) of Spencer, IA, Melissa Fox of Spencer, IA, Brandon (Delene) Will of LaVista, NE and Matthew (Terra) Will of Omaha, NE; 8 great grandchildren: Andrew (Heather), Jenna  and Nathan Strohman, Cassidy (Andrew) Christy, Cooper Fox, Nicholas and Drake Will and Embree Robertson; four brothers: Donald (Mabel) Plueger of Augusta, GA, Eugene, Kenneth (Connie),  Stanley (Pat) Plueger of LeMars, IA; three sisters: Armeda Freel of Gering, NE, Sondra Dougan of Denver, CO and Lawanda Mendez of Gering, NE; a sister-in-law, Sally Plueger of LeMars, IA; a brother-in-law, Eddie Carson of St. Joseph, MO; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Saturday, December 21, 2019 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
Pastor JoAnn Thomas
Andrew Strohman
Nathan Strohman
Cooper Fox
Nicholas Will
Drake Will
Andrew Christy
Jenna Strohman
Cassidy Christy
Embree Robertson
Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the Funeral Home on Saturday.
CD Selections
”In The Garden”
"Here I Am, Lord"
"How Great Thou Art"
"Softly&Tenderly, Jesus is Calling"
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa

There will be a lunch served at the First Christian Church following the graveside services.


Friday, December 20, 2019 at 8:57 AM
“My deepest sympathies on the loss of your family and or friend !
My heart goes out to all of you !!!!!”
- Rhonda Olson
Friday, December 20, 2019 at 8:15 AM
“Weyvon and family, My sincere sympathies on your loss. We are blessed to have our parents as long as you had your mom. Cherish the memories.”
- Doris Welle
Friday, December 20, 2019 at 8:15 AM
“So sorry Weyvon for the loss of your mom. I hope you have a good Christmas with your family. GOD BLESS!!! Love, Bonnie”
- bonnie johnson
Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 8:11 AM
“Sorry to hear of your mother Weyvon. She was a neat lady.”
- Kirby Froehlich
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 11:58 AM
“Kristin and Nathan and family, I am so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. She was a sweet lady. You have my deepest sympathy and prayers ”
- Barb Kerns
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 2:28 PM
“Our sympathy and prayers for Weyvon and family and all of my brothers and sisters. We all loved Carol so much. Carol was like a mother to me. Helped Mom raising all of us since she was the oldest and Mom needed all the help she could get. Many memories of Carol and Weymond taking me to Texas to live with the in 1944-45. All of the fall trips to the Smokey mountains with them for so many years. I love you Carol and even tho we lived a great distance apart we remained in contact. God Bless you Carol I love you!!”
- Donald Plueger
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 11:07 AM
“So sorry to hear about Carol..........she was such a joy to chat with on the phone about church stuff ......... I just really enjoyed chatting with her and am glad that I got the opportunity to talk to her on many occasions. I will miss our chats and calls ............. but she is flying with the angels and smiling all the time. ”
- Dorothy Machholz
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 11:07 AM
“Dear Family
I want to offer my sincere sympathy for the loss of your loved one Harriet and I always enjoyed a visit
with Carol especially her apple pie .”
- Jim Johannsen
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 8:41 AM
“I'm so sorry about your loss I'm so glad i was able to take care of carol she was sweet and kind she will be missed ”
- Heidi sky
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