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June Drake

June Drake

June 29, 1928-Sept. 1, 2014

June A. Drake, 86, of Forest Lake, Minn., passed away on Monday, September 1, 2014.

June was born to parents Louis and Alice Askelson on June 29, 1928 in Hagen Township, Clay County.

June is preceded in death by husband Virgil; parents Louis and Alice Askelson; three brothers; four sisters; and three great grandchildren. She is survived by children Judith (Don) Sempel, Clinton Drake, Curtis Drake and Deanna Stensgard; 16 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Originally from Detroit Lakes, June and her husband managed the Stacy Liquor Store. She had a passion for cooking, gardening, dancing, casinos and taking care of others. She was a member of the Red Hat's, American Legion Auxiliary, lifetime member of the Forest Lake American Legion, and was a grandma with the Chisago Lakes School District.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Stacy, with visitation for one hour prior to services.

Interment is at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Special thanks to Birchwood Care Center, Heartland Hospice, and Pastor Ed Wheatley and his wife Fritz.

Memorials are preferred. Arrangements are provided by the Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom, Minn. Condolences may be left online at