Jay Leslie Droege, 63, of Dillsboro passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at U.C. Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Jay was born Friday, July 20, 1956 in Milan, Indiana, the son of the late Roy and Catherine (Witte) Droege. He was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Farmer’s Retreat. He graduated from Dillsboro High School in 1974 and was an FFA member. He was a farmer and had a love for John Deere Tractors.
Jay is survived by his brother Jeff Droege of Dillsboro; cousins; aunts; uncles; numerous friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Catherine.
A service celebrating his life will be held 11 AM Monday, June 15, 2020 at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home in Dillsboro. Burial will follow in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery at Farmer’s Retreat. Family and friends may gather to share and remember him 1 - 3 PM Sunday, June 14 also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in honor of Jay to the Dillsboro Food Pantry or The American Cancer Society. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 12887 Lenover Street, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812) 432-5480. Please reach out to the family through our website at www.filterdevriesmoore.com to leave an online condolence message or memory of Jay for the family.
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