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Patricia K. Drake, age 87, of Lowell, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 in the comfort of her home with her husband by her side. The daughter of Peter & Evelyn (Robbins) Karel, she was born in Grand Rapids.

Patricia is preceded in passing by her parents; sisters, Iris Allen, and Janice Barr; as well as her brother, Leslie Karel.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Brian; sons, Dan (Sally) Pierce, and Jeff (Linda) Pierce; grandchildren, Kevin and Kelly Pierce; step-children, Tim Munday, and Kerri Drake; as well as many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Patricia was a graduate of Central High School and Michigan State. She was a first grade teacher at Lowell area school for 27 years. Following her retirement she enjoyed gardening, reading, going bird watching, and spending time at local coffee shops with her friends.

Visitation is from 1:30-3 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the First Congregational Church of Lowell, 865 Lincoln Lake S.E., Lowell, where memorial services will take place at 3 p.m. on Friday.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Kindred Hospice, 625 Kenmoor Ave. S.E., Suite 115, Grand Rapids.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Patricia’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Bob Jenks on February 28, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    So sorry for your loss Dan and Jeff. I’m glad I had the privilege to meet your mom. She was a nice lady and she raised two good sons.

  2. Lynette Messer on February 28, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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