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Gregory L. Drake

October 2, 2013

    Gregory L. Drake, 62, Berne, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at his home after a year-long battle with cancer.
    Gregg was born in Adams County on June 20, 1951, to Max and the late Virginia (Heller) Drake. He married Kathi Rich on June 2, 1973 and she survives.
    He graduated in 1969 from South Adams High School and the University of Indianapolis in 1973. He served the community of Berne for 39 years as a State Farm agent. Gregg was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Berne, where he sang in the choir and served on various committees. He served on the Adams County Health Board and was a member of Berne Rotary. He served as a Democratic Precinct Committeeman and was involved in local politics.
    Gregg enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, snow skiing and watching Indiana University sports.
    Among survivors are a son, Adam (fiance, Christina DeGrood) Drake of Stamford, Conn.; a daughter, Alison (Matthew) Mishler of La Vista, Nebr.; and a grandson, Drake Mishler of La Vista.
    Visitation will from 2 - 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne and one hour prior to the funeral service
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5,  at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Berne, with Rev. Mark Harris officiating.
    Preferred memorials are to Family Hospice of Northeast Indiana, Trinity United Methodist Church or Adams County Community Foundation Angel Fund for Cancer.

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