Rodger Dean Drudge, 65, of Jacksonville, Fla., peacefully passed away with his family by his side on July 31, 2022, after a courageous battle with kidney disease for 20 years.

Rodger was born in Warsaw on Dec. 26, 1956, to Rex and Alma Drudge.

He lived near Mentone and  graduated Tippecanoe Valley High School in 1975.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Alma Setser Drudge; and unborn daughter, Joanna Maria; and brother-in-law, Tony Zartman

Rodger is survived by his wife of 42 years, Christina Books Drudge, Jacksonville, Fla.; son, Nathan (Mary) Drudge; daughters: Joy Berrios, Melissa Baker; father, Rex Drudge; brothers: Eddie (Rebecca) Drudge, John (Karla) Drudge, sister Rose Zartman; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Family services were held in Jacksonville with a private service near Mentone at a later date.