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Obituary of Derek Russell Gale
Derek Russell Gale, 51, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at his home in Noblesville, Indiana. Derek was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan, by his beloved mother, Donna Gale. On October 2, 1993, he married the love of his life, Amy L. Preece. They shared almost 30 years together.
Derek worked for Barratt Asset Management (The BAM FAM) in Indianapolis, IN. Derek was dedicated to his job, and he loved being a part of The BAM FAM. Derek loved to play Texas Hold-em with our large poker family when he had time. He loved to get up early on Sunday mornings and take Otto-bot (our dog) to get Starbucks and then take a trip to Lowe's. Derek would come home and always bragged about all the love Otto got while they were out together.
Derek loved big and hard. He would move mountains for his family and friends. Everyone that knew him knew he loved to converse with anyone he came in contact with and that he could draw your attention in a second. Derek with be dearly missed by his friends and family. He loved and supported Notre Dame football, almost always sporting his Notre Dame attire.
Derek leaves behind his wife, Amy Gale; son, Chase Alexander "Chaserman" Griffin, 26; daughter, Alexis Nicole Mayberry, 23; his youngest child, Eli Blyze "Arabela Callie-Luella" aka "Noodle Baby", 16; mother, Donna Irene Gale; mother-in-law, JoAnn Preece; sister-in-law, Kelly (Sean) Coleman; brother-in-law, Bret Preece; nephew, Kyle Farrand; 2 grandchildren, Rylan, 5, and Xander "Xanderman", 3; special people in his life, Michelle Mayberry, Jerry (Catherine) Hyatt, Jill Hanaway-Lewis, Paul (Brian) Robinson, Jim McMichaels, and Katherine and Rossalyn Pitcole; the whole BAM FAM; as well as many friends and family in Indiana and Michigan.
Derek was preceded in death by his grandmother, Luella Huntwork; Pops, Vito Izzo; brother, Tommy Izzo; and our beautiful baby boy, Storm Jacob-Russell.
Indiana Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, with services at 6:00 pm, on Monday, November 28, 2022 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road, in Noblesville, IN.
Michigan Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, with services at 2:00 pm, on Monday, December 5, 2022 at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd, in Saginaw, MI. Entombment will follow at Oakwood Memorial Mausoleum in Saginaw.
MEMORIALS: A fund has been established for Derek's children. Please go to https://gofund.me/b3801427 to donate.
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