Donald Drach

Obituary of Donald Clinton Drach

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Donald Clinton “Doc” Drach, 88, lifelong farmer from Winamac, IN passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.  He was born at home on January 16, 1933 in Star City, IN to the late Clinton E. and Esther L. [Schultz] Drach.  As a toddler learning to speak he gave himself the nickname “Doc Drach” which stayed with him throughout his life.  He attended Star City School through the 8th grade, leaving school to help on the family farm.  Doc married Gloria Dawn Gardner on November 29, 1952 in Burnettsville, IN.  Doc and Gloria enjoyed many years of camping at the Tippecanoe River State Park.  They celebrated 69 years of marriage this year. 

Doc enjoyed farming as well as competing in tractor pulls.  Most recently, he enjoyed driving his golf cart around town.   Doc was an avid Indiana Hoosier Basketball Fan.   He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  Doc will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. 


He is survived by:

Gloria Dawn [Gardner] Drach, Winamac, IN Wife

Donald R. (Lucinda) Drach, Davenport, IA Son

Deborah D. Drach, Rochester, IN Daughter

Douglas William Drach, Winamac, IN Son

Dixie D. (Michael, Jr.) Weldon, Kewanna, IN Daughter

15 Grandchildren

38 Great Grandchildren

3 Great Great Grandchildren

Betty Danford, Winamac, IN Sister

Several Nieces and Nephews


Preceded in death by

Clinton E. Drach, Father

Esther L. [Schultz] Murphy, Mother

3 Infant Grandsons

Joshua Kilgore, Great Grandson

Phyllis (Joe) Nufer, Sister


Visitation will be from 2-6 PM EST Monday, December 20, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Eagles Services will take place at 6 PM EST Monday evening at the funeral home.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM EST Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Rev. Dave Broad officiating.

Private Burial will take place at Star City West Cemetery in Star City, IN.  

Memorial Contributions may be made to Pulaski Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.


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2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday, December 20, 2021
Frain Mortuary - Winamac
305 E Main St.
Winamac, Indiana, United States

Eagles Services

6:00 pm
Monday, December 20, 2021
Frain Mortuary
305 East Main Street
Winamac, Indiana, United States

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Frain Mortuary - Winamac
305 E Main St.
Winamac, Indiana, United States

Private Burial

Star City West Cemetery
Star City, Indiana, United States
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