Michael Douglas Drake, 68

COLORADO SPRINGS— Michael Douglas Drake, 68, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at Colorado Springs, Colo.

He was born Jan. 11, 1949 to Madge and Orvil Drake at Del Norte. He grew up in Monte Vista and attended school in the area, graduating from Sargent High School in 1967.

He was employed by John Haefeli and was a mechanic and caretaker for the mobile home park in Monte Vista for many years. He enjoyed the outdoors, mountains and riding his motorcycle as well as helping people.

Survivors include his sister, Linda Hessman and husband Jerry, Dodge City, Kan.; along with many nieces and nephews; dear friends Robert and Donna Keeling and lots of close friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and his sister, Roberta Stanley.

Services will take place at a later date (and will be announced), as we wished his body be donated for medical research.