Born: March 5, 1963
Died: October 24, 2006
Funeral Services will be held 10:30 A.M., Saturday, October 28, 2006 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer.
6:30 P.M., Friday, October 27, 2006
Warner Chapel – Spencer, Iowa
Father Ed Murray
Frank Petska - Scott Merchant
Staci Beshorner - Israel Garner
Jason Braunschweig - Mike Ryan
Joe Hamrick - Bonnie Kabrick
Pat McGee -Jan Petska
Lisa Heiland - Jill Ryan
Visitation will be from 2 to 9:00 P.M., Friday with the family present from 6 to 8:00 P.M., Friday Evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
Angela Marie Drake
March 5, 1963 - October 24, 2006
Angela Marie Drake, the daughter of Harold and Audrey Clasing Drake, was born March 5, 1963 in Iowa City, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Spencer, Iowa, where she received her education at Spencer Elementary, Middle and Spencer High School, graduating in 1980. She completed her education at Iowa Lakes Community College, graduating from the Medical Assistant Program.
On July 8, 2006, Angie was united in marriage to the love of her life and soul mate, Dean Garner.
Among her many ventures were riding in RAGBRAI (two years), sky diving, horseback riding, white water rafting, and mooning, frequently. Spending time with her grandchildren took center stage.
She was a proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Angie was very much a cancer survivor.
Angie passed away at the Spencer Hospital on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at the age of 43. She was preceded in death by her parents: Harold and Audrey Drake.
She is survived by her husband, Dean of Spencer; her daughter, Megan of Emmetsburg, IA; her son, Jesse of Mason City, IA; a stepson, Israel of Spencer; a stepdaughter, Jennifer and her husband, Jason Braunschweig of Lawton, IA; two brothers: Todd Drake and his wife, Michelle of Washington, D.C. and Doug Drake and his wife, Mary of Denver, Colorado; her grandchildren: Drake, Riley, Parker, Tyson and Dylan; one nephew, Douglas and twin nieces: Sydney and Haley. She also leaves behind, her beloved four legged pal, Jaygee and many, many dear friends. Honey, her toy poodle, will also be with her. Angela’s spirit, warmth and energy will be with all of us forever.
IF TOMORROW STARTS WITHOUT ME….
“If tomorrow starts without me, And I’m not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things, We didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me, As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me, Please try to understand,
that an angel came and called my name, And took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready, In heaven far above,
And that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away, A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I’d always thought, I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for, So much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible, that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays, The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all that we shared, And all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, Just even for a while,
I’d say good-bye and kiss you and maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized, That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories, would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss some tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did, My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven’s gates, I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me, From His great golden throne,
He said, “This is eternity, And all I’ve promised you.”
Today your life on earth is past, but here life starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow, But today will always last,
And since each day is the same way, There’s no longing for the past.
So when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me, I’m right here, in your heart”