Gregory L. Drake

Posted on Oct 2, 2013
Gregory L. Drake

Gregory L. Drake, 62, of Berne passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at his home after a year-long battle with cancer. He was born on June 20, 1951 in Adams County to Max and Virginia (Heller) Drake. He was married on June 2, 1973 to Kathi Rich.
He was a graduate of South Adams High School in 1969 and the University of Indianapolis in 1973. He served the community of Berne for 39 years as a State Farm agent. He 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. He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, snow skiing, and watching Indiana University sports.
He is survived by his father of Berne; his wife of Berne; son, Adam (fiancé, Christina DeGrood) Drake of Stamford, Connecticut; daughter, Alison (Matthew) Mishler of La Vista, Nebraska; and grandson, Drake Mishler of La Vista, Nebraska.
H was preceded in death by his mother.
Visitation will be from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4 at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, October 5 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Berne. Officiating will be Rev. Mark Harris. Burial will be at MRE Cemetery in Berne.
Memorials may be made to Family Hospice of Northeast Indiana, Trinity United Methodist Church, or the Adams County Community Foundation Angel Fund for Cancer.
Arrangements provided by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne. Sign the guest book online at