Neil Drake, 24

Neil P. Drake, age 24 of Comstock, died Sunday Jan. 26, 2014, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt and Father Frank Schuster officiating. Burial was in the Lee Park Cemetery west of Arcadia. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of the arrangements. Neil Patrick Drake was born Jan. 11, 1990, at Kearney, to Kevin and Cindy (O'Neill) Drake. Neil graduated from Anselmo-Merna High School in 2008. Neil participated in high school rodeo, state rodeo, and bareback riding. He loved horses and working with cattle. Neil is survived by his mother, Cindy (Bump) Markham of Merna; his father, Kevin (Sheryl) Drake of Comstock; his fiance, Cassidy Blotske of Comstock; his sisters, Alyssa Boyd of Merna, Tara Dunbar of Plainview, Reba Clamp of Minneapolis, Minn.; his brothers, Ryan Boyd of Merna, Matt Markham of Omaha; his grandparents, Alan Drake and Connie of Comstock, Jim and Karen O'Neill of Sargent, Frank Fuss of Ord; uncle, Ken (Tracy) Drake of Sargent; aunt, Tammy Mannlein of Sargent. He was preceded in death by his grandma, Zelda Drake, his grandma Sharon Fuss, and uncle Mike Mannlein. Published in Custer County Chief, Feb. 6, 2014