Feb. 11, 2012-July 28, 2012
MARSHALL - Services for Drake Bigler, five months old, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church in Marshall. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church.
Drake entered the gates of Heaven on Saturday, July 28, 2012.
Drake Philip Bigler was born Feb. 11, 2012, in Marshall to Brad and Heather (Smith) Bigler. His birth was one of great excitement, arriving two weeks early. He was healthy, beautiful, and full of energy with a signature smile that could light up a room. Drake loved to laugh and play with his siblings, Taleigha and Nash. He was bound and determined to get bigger and stronger every day, spreading his love along the way. With great sadness and many tears, we say goodbye to our dear little boy. We will forever cherish the happy memories.
Drake is survived by his parents, Brad and Heather; siblings Taleigha and Nash; grandparents, Robin and Philip Smith of Sacred Heart, Mark Bigler of Davenport, Iowa; aunts and uncles, Sarah Smith of Sacred Heart, Bret and Sally (Smith) Neubauer of Sacred Heart, Justin and Heidi (Smith) Harer of Gettysburg, S.D., Jeremy and Julie (Bigler) Walker of Chicago, Ill.; and great grandparents, Darrell and Camille Smith of Sacred Heart, Sharon Schuler of Granite Falls, and Lloyd and Mavis Bigler of Waverly, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Diane Bigler-Hagenow of Newhall, Iowa, great grandfather, Howard Schuler of Granite Falls, and grandparents, Duane and Marian Miller of Greene, Iowa.
A Drake Bigler Scholarship Foundation has been established in lieu of flowers. Donations may be sent to SMSU Athletics, ATTN: Bigler Family, 1501 State St., Marshall, Minnesota 56258.